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The following dictionary is a work in progress of SIL Philippines. It can be found in its original context here: www.philippines.sil.org/resources/works_in_progress/sml
About the Central Sinama Language and its Dialects
Central Sinama is one of 9 languages belonging to the Sama-Bajaw family. It is closely related to Sinama Banguingi and Southern Sinama. There are many dialect groupings within the Central Sinama language. Some of the more prominent dialect groups are: Sama Dilaut (known in the Philippines as the Badjao or as the Bajau Laut in Malaysia), Sama Siasi (Laminusa, Sibaud, Manubal, Musu’, Sama Silumpak), Sama Tabawan, and Sama Bintaulan.
A Work in Progress – You Might Be Able to Help
If you are a Sama who speaks one of the dialects of Central Sinama. You may be able to help this work in progress in its preparation for publication. Please see details at the bottom of the post.
Improving the Dictionary
If you are a native speaker of one of the various dialects of Central Sinama, you can help us by:
Suggesting Sinama words for inclusion in the dictionary (Click Here)
Reviewing words submitted by other users (Click Here)
Suggesting definitions for words that have multiple senses (meanings), (not yet available)
Suggesting example sentences for words (not yet available)