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Title:A child stays with a giant who changes into a woman
0282-00000000 - A child stays with a giant who changes into a woman
Telling and Re-telling: documenting Longgu (an Oceanic language of the Solomon Islands) folkloric stories and procedural narratives over time
Contributor:Matilda Maetala
Deborah Hill
Margaret Zogo
Contributor (editor):Matilda Maetala
Contributor (recorder):Deborah Hill
Coverage:Solomon Islands
Description:Let’s begin, one child, his mother and father didn’t like her. One day she followed the road inland, she went on and she arrived at a giant (woman)’s village. The giant saw the child coming and asked her: ‘I’m your granny’. My mother and father don’t like me. ‘Come grandchild, let’s just stay (here)’. These foods are here, grandchild, uvi, pana, taro, banana.’ The giant said to the child. My garden is inland over there. You go to the bush for our food. The giant (the giant changes his/her body into a woman or a ghost). The giant (woman) she changes her body to a spirit/ghost. After the girl went to the bush/garden she did that (changed her body). She said again to her, if you come home you must hit the tree trunk so that I hear you. (To discipline children – not sure about the message – there’s a lot like that where the parents don’t like the children.)
Language_Name: Longgu Language_Region: Oceania Language_Country: Solomon Islands Project_Status: Complete Year: 2011 Start_Date: 2012-02-07 End_Date: 2013-02-06
Summary writer
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI646578%23
Publisher:Deborah Hill
University of Canberra
Longgu language
Subject (ISO639):lgu


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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Citation: Matilda Maetala; Deborah Hill; Margaret Zogo; Margaret Zogo; Deborah Hill (recorder); Matilda Maetala (editor). 2012-07-02. Deborah Hill.
Terms: area_Pacific country_SB iso639_lgu

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Country: Solomon Islands
Area: Pacific

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