A buggoh (foreground) in Bohey Dulang Island, Sabah, Borneo
A buggoh (foreground) in Bohey Dulang Island, Sabah, Borneo

Buggoh is a type of small dugout canoe of the Sama-Bajau people of the Philippines. They are made from a single log hollowed into a canoe with a rounded bottom. It is equal-ended, with the prow and the stern dropping straight down or sloping outward. They are sometimes equipped with two outrigger floats. They are usually around 1.5 to 4.5 m (4.9 to 14.8 ft) long. It is also known by various other names, including boggo', buggoh jungalan, buggoh-buggoh, or beggong.[1][2]

Buggoh are commonly towed by larger houseboats like the lepa. They are used to ferry people and goods from the mothership to the coast or to other ships. They are also used to assist in fishing. Buggoh is very similar to the birau, but differs in the shape of the prow and the stern.[1][3]

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References

  1. ^ a b Nimmo, H. Arlo (1990). "The Boats of the Tawi-Tawi Bajau, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines". Asian Perspectives. 29 (1): 51–88. S2CID 31792662.
  2. ^ Romero, Filemon G.; Injani, Akkil S. (2015). "Assessment of Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), Spawning Aggregations and Declaration of Marine Protected Area as Strategy for Enhancement of Wild Stocks". In Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R.; Parado-Estepa, Fe D.; Salayo, Nerissa D.; Lebata-Ramos, Ma. Junemie Hazel (eds.). Resource Enhancement and Sustainable Aquaculture Practices in Southeast Asia: Challenges in Responsible Production of Aquatic Species. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Resource Enhancement and Sustainable Aquaculture Practices in Southeast Asia 2014 (RESA). Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. pp. 103–120. hdl:10862/2814. ISBN 9789719931041.
  3. ^ Jesusa L. Paquibot (2016). "Lepa: The Sea as Home". In Kwon Huh (ed.). Traditional Shipbuilding Techniques (PDF). Ich Courier. Vol. 29. Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO. pp. 16–17. ISSN 2092-7959. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2019-11-16.