Saturday, February 13, 2010

Amabalo e Algao Yo


"Ambalo e algao yo" is a Kalinga sentence meaning , Good morning to all of you.

"Intakkon not," means let's go. This is used in informal conversation and among peers. If used in a formal conversation, you add the title of the person you're talking to like, "Apo Palicas, intakkon not."

When they give you water, take it even if you're not thirsty. It is an affront if you don't. Accepting the water indicates that you accept the offer of friendship.

These are some Kalinga practices still observed by many up to this day.


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