In any given community, adaptation, assimilation, and reinvention contribute to cultural change which is always a gradual, complex, and continuous process. Such is the case of the Sama-Bajau, an indigenous group of Austronesians residing in the stretches of the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas and beyond. The Sama-Bajau community is a diverse group of people connected by the sea and the myths, rituals and dances that they carry beyond their ancestral homeland.



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