OLAC Record

Title:Family History of Albert Tobyul
The languages of northern Ambrym
Contributor (consultant):Albert Tobyul
Contributor (researcher):Michael Franjieh
Description:The origin story of Albert Tobyul's family. His forefather was a Vanuatu green lisard who bore many human children. These children are the Wunu 'foolish people' of which there are many stories in this deposit. The Wunu try and pull a huge stone uphill to become a slit-drum, but the rope broke and crushed those who were pushing from behind. Only one man was left alive who was Alber'ts forefather. The story continues into the story of when Captain Cook was said to have visited Ambrym. The name Ambrym is said to come from a mispronounciation of am rrem 'your yam'. It was the daughter of the last Wunu who married a man from Fanla and gave birth to the man who gave the yams to Captain Cook. This man was the father of Tain Mal, the great chief of Fanla. File Description: This bundle contains video, audio and original fieldnotes.
Hemia storian blong stamba blong famle blong Albert Tobyul. Wan Grinlisad i bonem fulap pikinini. Pikinini ia hemi wunu 'ol oposit man' we oli mekem ol samting we I no stret. Ol Wunu ia oli traem pulum wan bigfala ston I go antap long wan hil. Oli wantem mekem wan tamtam, be rop I brok mo ston I foldaon long ol man we I bin stap ananit. Ston ia I kilim ded ol man, be wan nomo I laef, man we I bin stap pul I go antap. Man ia I mared mo I putum wan gel. Gel ia I mared I go long Fanla, mo I bonem dadi blong Tain Mal. Tain Mal hemi bigfala jif blong Fanla. Dadi blong hem I bin stap long taem we Kaptan Kuk I kam givim nem lon aelen ia. Dadi blong Tain Mal I givim yam long hem mo I telem am rrem 'yam blong yu' Kaptan Kuk I no save lanwis mo I tink se man ia I telem nem blong aelen. Afta Kaptan Kuk i putum nem blong aelen ia Ambrym.
Born in Wou. Lives in Lonawa.
IGS0084, IPD0216
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1193429%23
traditional narrative
North Ambrym language
English language
Bislama language
Subject (ISO639):mmg


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1193429
DateStamp:  2018-07-20
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Citation: Michael Franjieh (researcher); Albert Tobyul (consultant). 2011-06-28. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_VU iso639_bis iso639_eng iso639_mmg

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Country: United KingdomVanuatu
Area: EuropePacific

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