(locally known as lepa-lepa
) is a traditional boat found in the Philippine
island of Mindanao
. These boats are made by Bajau
lining in the Sulu Archipelago
. It has a sail with assorted vertical colors that represents the colorful culture and history of the Muslim community. These boats are used for inter-island transport of people and goods. Zamboanga City
is known for these vessels.
is also the name of a Moro dance that commemorates the migration of Filipinos
into the archipelago. In the dance, dancers imitating the movements of the vinta (vessel) by balancing perilously on top of poles.
'== It is a boat used by moro's and badjao's to transport to other places by means of water or bodies of water.
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