OLAC Record

Title:Zapal Suri Guloq
Suri Guloq
Documentation of zapal 'folk stories' in Bunaq, a minority language of West Timor
Contributor (speaker):Florentina
Description:This is one of several zapal stories about Suri Guloq, also known as Suri Kereq and (in Tetun) Suri Ikun. In this story, Suri Guloq teaches the people of the heavens how to use fire and cook food. This event is seen to be the etiology of the Bunaq's distinctive deu hoto 'fire houses', that is their tradition house with an internal hearth.
Bunaq "zapal" is an endangered form of fairy tale-like folk story traditionally told in the family group at night before going to sleep. With the arrival of electricity and television in Bunaq villages, the traditional night time forum for telling "zapal" has been lost. As a result, children know little or nothing of this aspect of Bunaq culture; only elderly community members and some adults know individual tales from the vast canon of "zapal" that the Bunaq once had. The "zapal" encapsulate and elucidate aspects of the Bunaq world view and their environment. The documentation of "zapal" therefores provide an unique perspective on the traditional livelihoods and beliefs of the Bunaq for researchers.
Bunaq with occasional Indonesian/Malay
From the village of Gewal. Florentina is around 65 years old.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315211%23
Publisher:Antoinette Schapper
Bunak language
Indonesian language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bfn


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315211
DateStamp:  2019-07-25
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Citation: Antoinette; Florentina (speaker). 2006-09-19. Antoinette Schapper.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_ID country_TL iso639_bfn iso639_eng iso639_ind

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Country: United KingdomIndonesiaEast Timor
Area: AsiaEurope

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