"Our Culture, Language, History, and Values are vital to uniting us as a Nation."
Here are some common Kankanaey and Ibaloi Greetings and Sentences that I've recently learned.
Mapteng ja agsapa [Good Day; Good Morning]
Mapteng nga mamah' shem [Good Afternoon]
Mapteng nga edavi [Good Evening]
Kas-ano ka? [How are you? (singular)]
Kas-ano kayo? [How are you? (plural)]
Tuwa'y edapo-an mo? [Where did you come from?]
Tuwa'y dagwan mo? [Where are you going?]
Sah'no sih'kara? [How is he/she doing?]
Nanto y ngaran mo? [What's your name?]
Gawis ay agew mo [Good Day to you!]
Gawis ay agsapa [Good Morning.]
Gawis ay masdem [Good Afternoon]
Gawis ay labi [Good Evening]
Nalpuam? [Where did you come from?]
Umayam? [Where are you going?]
Entako. [Let's Go.]
Be proud of our language as well as our local dialects for this is who we are. As stated by Nelson Mandela, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."