OLAC Record

Title:Rat, Chicken, and Dove
Ninde documentation and orthographic design project
Contributor (speaker):Raobong
Description:Raombong Serao tells a traditional folktale in Ninde about a time when Rat, Chicken, and Dove went picnicking together. Rat makes enemies with the others by stealing some of their food. The tale recounts the origins of some of Rat's characteristic features: the colouration of Rat's mouth, why Rat must steal to eat, and Rat's nocturnal lifestyle.
Raobong i talem wan kastom storian abaot taem rat wetem pijin mo faol i go long garen blong kakae. Rat i kam badfren blong tufala from stilim sam kakae. Storian ia i talem sam samting saed long fasin blong rat: from wanem kala blong maot blong hem i red, from wanem hem i mas stilim kakae, from wanem hem i wek long naet.
This project is concerned with the documentation of Ninde, a threatened Central Malekula (Oceanic) language spoken in five villages in the South West Bay region of Malekula island of Vanuatu. Ninde is almost entirely undocumented; there is a sketch grammar based on data from one young speaker. The language is spoken by at most 1000 people, and in four of the five villages is not being transmitted to children. One of the immediate goals of this project is the community-led creation of an orthography and possibly even pedagogical materials in order to facilitate Ninde-language education and preserve traditional knowledge.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1281739%23
Publisher:Caroline Crouch
University of California, Santa Barbara
Labo language
Subject (ISO639):mwi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1281739
DateStamp:  2019-04-03
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Citation: Raobong (speaker). 2016-07-02. Caroline Crouch.
Terms: area_Pacific country_VU iso639_mwi

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Country: Vanuatu
Area: Pacific

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