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Jama Mapun

Is the native inhabitants of the Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi (Cagayan de Sulu) or Mapun and the Turtle Island where it is closest to Sabah, Malaysia. They are also found in northern Palawan and other nearby islands.

Jama Mapun is from the word Jama meaning people, and Mapun which indicates the name of the Island Municipality of Mapun, thus called the “People of Mapun” . They are one of the Bangsamoro Ethnic tribes in the Philippines. They are the Sama-speaking people widely known for their creativity and traditions.Their spoken language is called Pullun Mapun meaning Mapun Language.They speak a Sama-Bajau language of the Austronesian language family, and most are adherents of Islam.