The Bagobo

Tagabawa Phonemes

The Tagabawa language belongs to the Manobo subfamily of Philippine Languages. The Tagabawa people also refer to themeselves as Bagobo, a designation also applied to and used by speakers of Guiangan, a different language not belonging to the Manobo subfamily. In phonemic inventory of Tagabawa consists of TWENTY-TWO segmental phonemes, of which sixteen are consonants and six are vowels.   CHART OF PHONEMES The phonemes /p/, /t/, /k/ and /?/  are voiceless stops respectively at the bilabial, alveolar, velar and glottal positions. Each has a released allphone [p], [t], [k], and [?],...

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A Compilation of Bagobo Riddles

ALLO ASTA UDDA  Toh duwwan duwwa na bata ag layo ka madiyyo, toh tambbang addi din agsunnod kandin panamar igsaggo...       SUN AND RAIN When these two children travel, The younger brother follows him crying.   SULLO toh agkassiporungan n maganda bayye  gonne agkan katto lawa din.      TORCH A very charming girl Eating up her own body.   AGKATURINGAN yan mga laag manok tikkod dutton dattas ta langit  ni goh toh dakkel tallantussan  toh ni gotoh kawayan ag kaddabo e daon' lahat ka mga manoboag agkarranno  panemddemka...

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Sandawa

Sandawa.

Sandawà Bulatukan Lambac Tô sayyan, tô pagbánnal katô mga Bagóbô, ás Sandawà, sábbad manubù. Ás Matutum é sábbad bayi migkalyagan i Sandawà. Duwán puman sábbad álló ás Sandawà migarig ka sábbad daraga ágngadanan ki Mibuló. Na takud ta taladuma man si Sandawà asta si Matutum, si Matutum igtanud. Misókó. Migpudut din tô barira ággamitán ka gabál. Migbunal din é ulu i Sandawà. Tô gó atin sumállág ki katô Sandawà, duwán kitanán ta nit ulu din ibállà. Tô gó miglagpás i Matutum ka barira. Misókó ás Sandawà, na migsipà din ás Matutum. Ás Matutum...

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Phonemics of Tagabawa Bagobo

The Tagabawa language belongs to the Manobo subfamily of Philippine languages.  The Tagabawa people also refer themselves as Bagobo. The phonemic inventory of Tagabawa consists of twenty-two segmental phonemes, of which sixteen are consonants and six are vowels. These phonemes are summarized in the chart below.   To learn more about the Tagabawa Phonemics you may download the manual "Phonemic Statement of Tagabawa" by Carl DuBios and Laurreta DuBios of the Summer Institute of Linguistics.  

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Bagobo myths about Tuglibong

The myth about Tuglibong describes how the sky and the earth took the shape they have today, and consequently how the Mona or mythical beings began to live, upon the surface of the earth. There are several variations of the Tuglibong myth. Ang Tribu Bagobo Woodlands would like to present all of the variations for your knowledge and for the preservation of the Bagobo Culture. A In  t h e   beginning  Diwata  made  t h e   sea  and the land. They planted trees of many kinds. Then they look two lumps of earth and shaped them like human figures; then they spat on them and it became...

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Courtship Words/Sentences

Don't dwell on saying the simple "I LOVE YOU" or "MAHAL KITA". :D   Instead of saying "I MISS YOU", tell her/him  "ag kamingaw ak nekku" Instead of saying "I LOVE YOU", tell her/him  "dakkal ginawa kok nekku" Instead of saying "You're beautiful", tell her/him  "sunnod ka adi maganda" Instead of saying "You're handsome", tell her/him "sunn0d ka gwapo"  

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Bagobo Lessons 101: Let’s count from 1-10

Learning the Bagobo dialect is easy! Ang Tribu Bagobo Woodlands would like to teach you how to count from one to ten using the Bagobo dialect. One - sabbad Two - duwwa Three - tallo Four - appat Five - lima Six - annem Seven - pitto Eight -wallo Nine - siyu Ten - sapullo  

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Bagobo Warriors

  Among the foremost aspirations of Bagobo men was to become warrior. Young men strived to attain the rank of magani. During that time, you may call your self a magani if you were able to kill more than one enemy. A magani  is entitled to wear distinctive red clothing. Unique armor The Bagobos are famous for their ornate traditions in weaponry and other metal arts and noted for their skill in producing brass articles through the ancient lost-wax process. Like other tribal groups in the Philippines, the native weapons of the Bagobos are swords and knives for close quarter combat...

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Bagobo Lessons 101: Common Bagobo Sentences

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Bagobo Lessons 101: Calling Family Members

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1. Apô: grandparent, grandchild 2. Innà: mother 3. Ammà: father 4. Batà: child 5. Adi/Kataladi: sibling 6. Bayi: female 7. Duma: spouse 8. tabbe and abbeh: ate/kuya  

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