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Title:Porotakainuhu was a chief at a village
Telling and Re-telling: documenting Longgu (an Oceanic language of the Solomon Islands) folkloric stories and procedural narratives over time
Contributor:Ben Livu
Matilda Maetala
Contributor (researcher):Deborah Hill
Coverage:Solomon Islands
Description:Summary: Porotakainuhu was a chief at a village. One day he blew the conch shell and the people came together. He said to them, get ready for a journey. The people prepared the canoes and paddles and food. Then they waited and the day arrived he announced the departure. They travelled to Makira. P was the chief who journeyed with them. He was married to 10 women. A bad man came to the village while the chief was away. He was called Mwanepopota. He sang ‘teni, teni, I am Porotakainuhu. I journeyed to Bwaolo. Teni, teni I am P I have come back from B. After he sang he lay down with the first wife of P. Than the second and third wives and other people they said to him; you aren’t Porotakainuhu. You are a rubbish man who sings. P returned home from the journey and his wives told him. They were angry and they chased him and they looked for him to kill him and Mwanepopota just stays in the rubbish (he’s dead).
Language_Name: Longgu Language_Region: Oceania Language_Country: Solomon Islands Project_Status: Complete Year: 2011 Start_Date: 2012-02-07 End_Date: 2013-02-06
Storyteller; Zogo Clan
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1216358%23
Publisher:Deborah Hill
University of Canberra
Longgu language
Subject (ISO639):lgu


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Citation: Ben Livu; Deborah Hill (researcher); Matilda Maetala. 2012-06-30. Deborah Hill.
Terms: area_Pacific country_SB iso639_lgu

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Country: Solomon Islands
Area: Pacific

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