Teaching Resources for Sama & Badjao Classrooms

Since 2009 the Kauman Sama Online has been involved in resource development designed for classroom and community education programs.  Here are some of the resources we have developed/published that teachers will find useful for Sinama language instruction.

Sinama Keyboard

The Sinama Keyboard (3799 downloads )

Educational Posters:

Sinama Alphabet Banner (Download)
Sinama Alphabet Banner
Sinama Numbers Banner (Download)Sinama Numbers Banner

Sinama Alphabet Chart (1.5 x 2 ft)
Sama Dilaut Badjao Alphabet Educational PosterFull Size Download :
Sama Dilaut Dialect (Badjao)
Laminusa Dialect
Musu’ Dialect
Sinama Parts of the Body Chart (1.5 x 2 ft)
Pagdayaw Baran Educational Poster SinamaFull Size Download:
Sinama Parts of the Body Chart
Dapitu’ – Days of the Week Chart (A3)
Dapituꞌ - Sinama Educational ChartFull Size Download :
Sinama Days of the Week
Sinama Fruits & Vegetable Chart (A3)
Full Size Download:
Download Zip File (Sama Siasi & Sama Dilaut incl.)
Ginisan Walna’ – Sinama Colors Chart
Ginisan Walnaꞌ ma Sinama Educational ChartFull Size Download :
Sinama Color Chart
Ginisan Walna’ – Sinama Shapes Poster
Full Size Download :
Sinama Shapes Poster
Saga Kabtangan Pagaddat – Sinama Politeness Poster
Saga Kabtangan Pagaddat Educational PosterFull Size Download :
Sinama Politeness Poster
Manuk-Manuk Lahat - Birds of the Sulu Archipelago Educational Poster (3829 downloads ) Manuk-Manuk ma Lahat Poster

Sinama-English-Scientific Reef Fish Poster (4593 downloads )
Sinama-Engish-Scientific Reef Fish Names

Shark Educational Poster Ocean Background (5067 downloads )
Sinama Shark Educational Poster

Literacy Primers

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DepEd Reading Primer from 1969 revised in 2011 to meet current orthography standards.
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30 Lesson Sinama Reading Primer
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 Educational Worksheets

handwriting-featSinama Handwriting Worksheets
Alphabet Flash Cards
Download Zip File

Children’s Songs


5 Issa, Duwa, T'llu (4516 downloads )
(Counting Song)
8 Angose' Tangan (4303 downloads )
(This is the way we wash our hands)
09 Amole' Amole' (3755 downloads )
(Paalam na)
10 Maingga Bokol (3880 downloads )
(Where is Thumbman)
14 Aku si Sili' (3771 downloads )
(I’m a Little Teapot)

Android Apps

Cover artLibrary Sinama App

55 Stories in the Sinama/Bajau language with 36 audio narrations of children’s books.

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Sinama Dictionary App

Central Sinama to English dictionary with over 13,000 Sinama word stems and 10,000 glossed English words.

Kalangan Onde’-Iskul

Collection of 8 educational songs/videos for Sama school children.
samaxxhdpi_launcherSinama Big Books Android App on Google Play

24 Sinama books for download at a small file size.*

* We recommend the Library Sama App if you have 50 mb space on your phone.

 Big Book Videos


kalbaw-feat Video Book Si Kalbaw maka Si Kallo' (4 downloads )
magsarang-sukul-feat Video Book Magsarang-Sukul Kita! (2 downloads )
duyung-feat Video Book Usulan Duyung (1 download )

Sinama Learning Materials (Complete Set) on Google Drive
(Pdf, jpg, mp4, mp3, and other useful teaching materials can be downloaded from our google drive share)

 Learning English – Filipino – Sinama

Languages of the Southern Gateway Videos
LOTSG Greetings & Leave Takings (0 downloads )
LOTSG Compliments and Courtesy (0 downloads )
LOTSG About a Person (0 downloads )