Definition: An understanding that two seemingly disparate groups are perhaps intimately tied to each other in a way that is mutually binding for both parties’ survival. A state of awareness in a time of great cultural rift that, whether we like it or not, we are wedded to the other side, as they are to us, and the feeling of not not knowing how to move forward with that understanding.
Usage: Our states currently feel very separated but we are ihlapnapan.
Origin: 100 Days Action, 2016
Derived from: Apnapan: Hindi: kin, family or kinship but is a much more jovial and inclusive sense that we have in English)
Ihlap (Yagan: to be at a loss for what to do next)