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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315323

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Title:Zapal Balo bi en gakirik
Balo bi en gakirik
Documentation of zapal 'folk stories' in Bunaq, a minority language of West Timor
Contributor:Wendy
Antoinette
Contributor (speaker):Yeremias Mali
Coverage:Indonesia
Date:2013-03
Description:This zapal tells the story of a girl who marries a balo bi (kind of caterpillar typically found on taro leaves) who has the ability to change form into a human. On their wedding night, the Balo Bi eats his wife, their daughter. This zapal serves to warn against marrying off one's children to strangers about whose background little is known. This zapal has several tellings. See the zapal called "Kebokoq rini en" in this corpus for a variant telling.
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
Born in Mebupor, lives in Henes.
Living in Kupang, but from Lakmaras village.
Format:audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
text/x-pfsx+xml
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315323
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315323%23
Publisher:Antoinette Schapper
Subject:Literature
Zapal
Bunak language
Bunaq
Indonesian language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bfn
ind
eng
Type:Audio

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315323
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Yeremias Mali (speaker); Wendy; Antoinette. 2013-03. Antoinette Schapper.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_ID country_TL iso639_bfn iso639_eng iso639_ind

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomIndonesiaEast Timor
Area: AsiaEurope


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