GANAP MONG 13

Champa Sea Culture enriches the multi-ethnic culture of Vietnam

“The ancient Chams often present off-shore, at distant islands. Therefore they had made economic and cultural exchange with the Pacific and Indian Ocean islands.”
The tale of Po Tang Ahauk being born, living and dying on sea is also one piece of myth about that valuable sea culture.
In Cham today’s conventional language still exist many words related to the sea. If the Kinh exclaim “Oh my heaven and earth”, the Cham express it different “Oh my heaven and sea” lingik thik lơy! Kinh people look up and see the sky, bend down to see the earth; Cham are on the opposite, under their feet is the immense sea, which means their lives mostly depend on the sea.

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