Languages

Sama, Central

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Introduction

Sama, Central is a language of Philippines. It is spoken in Muslim Mindinao autonomous region, Sulu andTawi-Tawi provinces, Siasi, Tabawan, Bonggao Sitangkai, Cagayan de Sulu island; Basilan island, Maluso, Malamawi, Bohe’ Lobbong; Zamboanga del Sur Province, Rio Hondo, Batuan Lumbayaw, Taluk Sangay, Sanggali; Zamboanga del Norte Province, Olutangga; Davao City, Isla Verde, and Sasa; Cagayan de Oro; Visayas, Cebu and Tagbilaran; Palawan, Puerto Princesa; Batangas. .

Dialects

Sama Deya, Sama Dilaut, Sama Laminusa, Sama Siasi, Sama Tabawan. Intelligibility of Bangingih Sama (See: Sama, Balangingih?) 79%. Lexical similarity: 47% with Inabaknon (See: Inabaknon), 62% with Yakan (See: Yakan), 76% with Pangutaran Sama (See: Sama, Pangutaran), 77% with Balangingi (See: Sama, Balangingih?), 72–78% with Southern Sama (See: Sama, Southern), 59% with West Coast Bajau (See: Bajau, West Coast?), 66% with Mapun (See: Mapun), 48–51% with Indonesian Bajau (See: Bajau, Indonesian), 25% with Cebuano (See: Cebuano), 45% with Tausug (See: Tausug) (Pallesen 1985).

The Sama, Central Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekeket
to blowtiup
to burndokot
to buybɨlli
to chewmamaq
to choosepeneq
to climbdaag
to comepiitu
to cookbɨlla, ngodog
to countitung
to crytangis
to cut, hackkɨllot
to die, be deadpatay
to digkaliq
to dreamuppiq
to drinkinum
to eatmangan
to falllabu
to feartau
to flyleang
to hearkale
to hidetapuk
to holdbalut
to killpapatay
to know, be knowledgeablemagkataqu
to laughtittoa
to planttanom
to pound, beattɨppa
to sayahɨlling (ɨlling)
to scratchkakkot, katol
to seeɨndaq
to sewlaqit
to sittingkoq
to sleeptuli
to sniff, smellhamut
to spitlujjaq
to squeezepɨggaq
to stab, piercedugsuq
to standtɨngge
to stealtangkaw
to sucksɨssop
to swimlangi
to throwbantung
to tie up, fastenengkot
to turngiling
to walklɨngngan
to vomituttaq
to workhinang
to yawn

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