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Virtual Book Launch of ‘mBayuka Tanu!

Mansoor Limba, “‘mBayuka Tanu! Maguindanaon Bayuk Transcription, Translation, and Annotation,” (ElziStyle Bookshop, 2022). SPECIAL OFFERS and GIVEAWAYS! 1. 30% Discount (value = P150) 2. Bookmark (value = P20) 3. Autographed copy upon request (value = priceless, unquantifiable) 4. Digital copy of the book’s first 50 pages (value = priceless, unquantifiable) 5. Inclusion in ElziStyle Books Family (value = priceless, unquantifiable) 6. FREE membership in ElziStyle Book Writing Club (value = P10,000) Total Value = P10,520 + 3 priceless, unqualifiable items
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Talakuku – Bayumbayan’s Old Name

The trees nearby the Masgit-a-Pusaka (Relic Masjid) in Barangay Bagumbayan, Kabuntalan, are culturally and historically significant to the local people. They are directly connected to “Talakuku,” which is the ancient name of Bagumbayan, nay the whole of Tumbao (Kabuntalan). “Talakuku” is a Maguindanaon word whose root-word is “kuku,” which means “to crow”. “Tala” is a prefix which signifies habitual practice or action. So, “talakuku” means “a being or entity that constantly crows.” According to local narratives, a long time ago,
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