was or at least in 1980-1982, the single word that best describes
the heart of Gebusi culture. In a way, the term even represents their concept of
culture itself - the beliefs, practices, and styles of living that are special and
unique to them as a people. At one level, Kogwayay refers especially to their
distinctive traditions of dancing, singing, and bodily decoration. Kogwayay
breaks down into three distinct unit of meanings. 1) Kog - togetherness,
friendship, and similarity. 2) wa - to talk. 3) yay - is the exuberant conclusion,
its exclamation point; to cheer.