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TBOLI lexicon

Un Lexique Culturel de la langue Tboli (Philippines)

Compilé par Myrna Pula
Un projet ICRA/FMCA
Coordination : Altamira (www.altamiramonde.net)
Réalisation technique : Olivier Depaule et Christophe Macq

A cultural lexicon of Tboli language (Philippines)

Compiled by Myrna Pula
An ICRA/FMCA project
Coordination : Altamira (www.altamiramonde.net)
Technical design : Olivier Depaule and Christophe Macq

Found words : 3734
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A bolo used to destroy or cut grasses-this is ama'. Ama is any clothes one wears to get into a thick grass is called ama. "kegal mo ama" shirt for getting into thick grass.


One does not trust you anymore when you have done something or any crime that seved to be the stain as a marker of your personhood. We use to say "laendu deng amadem do" means i haven't had any crime done against you.


This variety of banana is common in our area of Lake Sebu.


strutomthis is a male organ.


master,lordThis is what we call to our master.


dewWe bathe the dew drops on young man and woman's face when the night before was a phase of the moon that we call "tengel Bulon" at full moon, it is believed that we shall be attractive as the full moon. We shine as the moon and as popular as the moon, that everyone on earth can see and appreciate it's beauty.


Any previous mark seen that has a story behind it. Like a python pet or the goddess thrown on the ground has left it's mark.


so thatHelohi gono ket kedaw soki melutut ani tilob ngaem. Clean the house everyday when you are pregnant so that you can have a beautiful/handsome baby.


This is to forsee, to project,a persons suspicion etc. One has the feeling that president Gloria Makapagal Arroyo must not quit presidency.


angat 01 - is simply a booth put up where a person settles when driving away maya bird. angat 02 - is something you prepare for someone special like food or property which you reserved for a special visitor coming to your home. A start of bussiness or a start to have a friendsip bond shall follow after a certain meeting is done.