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Fishing for Fairness: Poverty, Morality and Marine Resource Regulation in the Philippines

Selected Tagalog Glossary



Tagalog

English

amihan

northeast monsoon, also called the dry season, from October to early May

awa

pity

bale

advance payment

barangay

smallest political unit in the Philippines

basnig

bag or lift-net boats

bayanihan

cooperative work day

cascasan

the hook-and-line method used in fresh grouper fishing

dilis

anchovies

habagat

southwest monsoon, also called the wet season, from late May to September

hiya

shame, shyness or embarrassment

hulbot-hulbot

Danish seine

kawawa

pitiful

kusinero

cook

kuya

older brother

largo viaje

fishing method using heavy lines with multiple hooks

malaking tulong

big help

makatao

concern for humanity

mekanista

engine operator

muro-ami

illegal and destructive fishing technique

pakikisama

togetherness, an ability to get along with people

pangulong

baby purse seine

po

Tagalog grammatical particle indicating respect

sangguniang bayan

municipal council

sari-sari store

general store

sitio

enclave within a barangay

suki

a form of personalised economic relationship

ulam

main dish accompanying rice

utang

debt

utang na loob

debt of the heart/inside

videoke

karaoke


Fishing for Fairness: Poverty, Morality and Marine Resource Regulation in the Philippines

   by Michael Fabinyi