The beauty of Thy Womb’s languages will most likely go undetected by its viewers, especially for its international audience. 6 languages are woven into the film quite seamlessly. Tagalog, Sinama (Central), Sinama (Southern), Tausug, Arabic & English. The film very accurately reflects the linguistic diversity found in Tawi-Tawi. The film’s director, Brillante Mendoza, greatly honors the Sama people with this internationally acclaimed artistic masterpiece.
The vision for this website is to begin building an online community where the Sinama language can start being used to promote literacy and language development. More updates will come. I am not yet a Sinama speaker so for now my posts will be in English. Things to check out now: Central Sinama Alphabet