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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1226399

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Title:Origin of betelnut
chini_narr013
Contributor:Paul
Joseph
Contributor (recorder):Joseph
Contributor (researcher):Joseph
Contributor (translator):Paul
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Date:2016-01-27
Description:Paul tells how there was once an old, lone betelnut tree in the village. One day, while only the women were in the village, the matriarch Myagram coaxed the tree into bending over so the women could get the betelnut by placing a sea shell at its base. The women then chewed it for the first time, while the men were away. They spat lots of red betelnut spit all over the village. Seeing the spit, the men decide to have two men hide the next day and watch the women coax the tree into bending down for them. The two men report back what they see and all the men fence the women in, and beat the ground so hard that all the betelnut from the tree falls and scatters, allowing more betelnut palms to grow, but only in the jungle. In order to get the betelnut to come back and grow in the village, the men beat their signal drums to coax the trees. One tree returns to the village, and that's the end. Audio duration [00:03:55]
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1226399
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1226399%23
Subject:Folktale
Akrukay language
English language
Tok Pisin language
Subject (ISO639):afi
eng
tpi
Type:Audio

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1226399
DateStamp:  2019-03-11
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Search Info

Citation: Paul; Paul (translator); Joseph (researcher); Joseph (recorder); Joseph. 2016-01-27. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_afi iso639_eng iso639_tpi

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific


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