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Title:Zapal Bai a gie susar
Bai a gie susar
Documentation of zapal 'folk stories' in Bunaq, a minority language of West Timor
Contributor:Selly
Contributor (researcher):Antoinette
Contributor (speaker):Manuel Mela
Coverage:Indonesia
Date:2013-03
Description:This zapal tells the story of a poor man whose family hungers. He is sent to the market to buy food, but instead returns with a python (zi likosaen). His wife and children flee and refuse to return. The man settles down to life with the python, when all of sudden it transforms into a beautiful woman. They marry and with her mysterious powers of conjuring whatever they want to eat or own, they become well-off. This telling reflects many elements that are common in zapal: (i) hunger, (ii) man's erroneous purchase leading to flight of wife, (iii) horror at snakes, (iv) a seemingly useless entity becoming the source of wealth and prosperity for the possessor.
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 and resident of Henes village.
Living in Kupang, but from Henes village.
Format:audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
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Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315327
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315327%23
Publisher:Antoinette Schapper
Subject:Literature
Zapal
Bunak language
Bunaq
Indonesian language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bfn
ind
eng
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315327
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Antoinette (researcher); Manuel Mela (speaker); Selly. 2013-03. 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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