Homecoming gathering in Baung-Baung. Sama culture and religion is also an eclectic reflection of their wanderings; there are Muslim and Christian elements blended in with their indigenous belief system: God’s name is Magbabaya; He is accompanied by the anito (lesser spirits); and sicknesses and calamities are addressed with rituals performed by the balyan (shaman-healer).

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