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Inayan

adjective · Kankana-ey

"Inayan" means to hold back or to prevent an individual from doing something unpleasant towards others or things, living and non-living. A deeper investigation of the word in language culture indicates the word connotes "fear of a Supreme Deity called Kabunian (God) who forewarns or dissuades one from doing anything harmful to others and things."

This concept is deeply rooted in the culture specifically of the Sagada and Besao Applai tribes.

Example

It is Inayan to commit adultery because whatever actions you have done, might also happen to the children or the grandchildren might be the ones who will suffer the consequences of the act.

Inayan Applai Kabunian

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