IVATAN TRADITIONAL GAMES

Behad / Gavu
arm wrestling

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Vavaad
pivoting a couch shell not with a string but with the thumb and forefinger.

Maychatalestesen
gliding downhill using coconut frond as vehicle

Maychahangdemen
staying under water for as long as one can

Lumba nu tataya
tataya (wooden banca) race

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Kalasagen
a race in which participants use half coconut shells as footrest controlled by a string  attached to the hands.

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Tursi
finger twisting using the forefinger

Mapasuyuy
water skiing

Ulung
bull fight

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Kadenden
spinning top

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Katayuhen
hide and seek

Maychavadag
kite-flying

Palang
tug-of-war

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Tanching
a billiard-like game using shells instead of balls and breaking the pile not by a cuestick but by a heavier shell which is thrown soft-ball style on the ground inside a big circle. Whoever strikes out of the circle the most number of shells, wins.

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