2nd Igorot European Consultation
29 May – 1 June 2003
Evadeg dja iyaman We are immensely grateful
Sikatedjon wara niman That we are here at this moment
Tayo ga selebraran To celebrate
Akew dja nan-aspulan. This day of coming together.
Aama tan iina Fathers and mothers
Aanak tan natengan Children and elders
Garait tan bisita Fellow villagers and guests
Niman i pantatavalan This is the time to talk.
Garait dja tribo Kindred tribes
Ishawat tayo ni Apo Let us ask the Lord
Pansaksakey to kitedjo That he make us one
Mangidavan pangkep tayo. In struggling for our cause.
Khamon kitedjo mengalsa Listen to the beat of the gongs!
Kasta met no mansadda Look at the dance!
Sadiay i mangibinsha They reveal to us
Umidin nakasakana. They people’s preparedness.
Tak-oy tayon umidi Our people’s beckoning cry
Senjas dja mangishuki Signals that it is time we begin
Dja man-ekhad ni aravi Venturing far
Maakew tan madevi. In the day and night.