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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074269

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Title:Oral history 02 and Fire myth 06
Y16_Canon_0440
Audio-visual documentation of Meakambut ways of speaking
Contributor (researcher):Darja
Contributor (speaker):Kapukam
Yakalok
Coverage:PNG
Date:2016-01-12
Description:combination of oral history and myth
The Meakambut are semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, numbering about 60, moving between camps and rock shelters in their mountainous territory in East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea. As one of very few semi-nomadic groups in Melanesia, they are key for understanding the (socio)linguistic situation which would have prevailed before agriculture. Apart from basic word-lists there has been no prior research on the language. Using observational filming to supplement basic linguistic and ethnographic documentation, this project provides audio-visual documentation and analysis of a variety of Meakambut speech practices, embedded in rich ethnographic data.
Kapukam suspects Nancy and I came there only in order to hear about Kopao. He tells about creation, about how Australians got knowledge, and joins the myth with the one about the eagle bringing fire. The talk is a bit confused but bits of information fit into the larger picture of Meakambut oral history and mythology.
age estimated At the time of research Kapukam was the oldest man in the group. He can understand and speak a little bit of Anday and Enga, but is not fluent in either. His Tok Pisin is basic, but can communicate in it. He also knows a bit of Awiakay.
age estimated fluent in TP, spent extended periods of time in other places. can understand a bit of Anday, a litttle less of Enga Learned a bit of Awiakay when assisting my research in Kanjimei quick learner, good language assistant, VERY communicative
Darja's mother tongue is Slovene, her working languages are Tok Pisin and English. She is fluent in Tok Pisin and Awiakay, but has only basic knowledge of Meakambut. She's the researcher and filmmaker.
Format:video/mp4
text/plain
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074269
IPF0221
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1074269%23
Publisher:Darja Hoenigman
The Australian National University
Subject:Narrative/myth/conversation
Meakambut
Tok Pisin language
Subject (ISO639):tpi
Type:Video

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074269
DateStamp:  2017-11-08
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Citation: Kapukam (speaker); Yakalok (speaker); Darja (researcher). 2016-01-12. Darja Hoenigman.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific


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