2. A Royal Heritage
According to oral tradition, the Sama-Bajau were originally a land faring people who acted as the royal guard to a king. When the king’s beloved fiancé was swept out to sea, the Sama-Bajau were ordered onto boats to find her and bring her home to her love. They spent several years searching for their lost mistress, only to come up empty-handed. As a result, the Sama-Bajau have stayed on the water, adhering to their duty and avoiding the wrath of the vengeful king.