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Surigaonon poem, translated by Joy M.Venezuela

Small surigaonon love poem (surigao), in a Mayan-Polynesian language that may include 1 million speakers. The surigao, is a southern bisaya language. This poem translated comes from Davao in the Philippines. Today you are from there, it is this translation that speaks to you, morning and evening, when you tie or untie your hair, in watching you do!

The surigaonon is officially recognized in the Philippines as a regional language. Although neighbors and influenced, the Surigaonons form a distinct group of Cebuanos.
Philippine poems