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Title:Preparatory meeting inside the palace
0303-20140228 - Preparatory meeting inside the palace
Linguistic and ethnographic documentation aimed at identifying loci of cultural and linguistic reproduction in two communities speaking endangered Bantoid languages
Contributor:Mami Ikabi
Sah Nicholas
Tshe Fidelis
Mbam Elizabeth
Nelson Tsongonghei
Pierpaolo Di Carlo
others(there were no less than 20 adults in the room throughout the meeting)
Mr Sah Nicholas
Mr Tshe Fidelis
Ms Mbam Elizabeth
Ms Mami Ikabi
Description:This audio file is the recording of an official meeting held in the main room of the chief's palace in Ajumbu. Many people, especially mature ones, were present at the meeting, but their names are not known. Mr. Sah Nicholas, a very respected man in the village, acts as interpreter and introduces his co-villagers to the work that will take place in the next few days, i.e. the documentation of Ajumbu language through audiovisual recordings of its oral traditions and of some of the key cultural practices (both men's and women's). Most types of verbal art, especially if connected with important secret associations, cannot be performed due to the fact that the aged village chief is very sick (he will die in early 2013). Nelson introduces locals to the experience accumulated in Wum (Divisional capital):after about 20 years of work, a group of local scholars has produced a wealth of literacy materials and now Wum language (Aghem, [agq]) is taught in public schools. Locals are asked to indicate what activities they want us to film and work on with their help.
Language_Name: Ajumbu and Mungbam Language_Region: Africa Language_Country: Cameroon Project_Status: Ongoing Year: 2011 Start_Date: 2012-01-02 End_Date: 2013-01-02
Title Preparatory meeting inside the palace
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI647737%23
Publisher:Pierpaolo Di Carlo
University at Buffalo
Subject:Daily Discourse
Undetermined language
Cameroonian Pidgin English
English language
Subject (ISO639):und


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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Citation: Mami Ikabi; Sah Nicholas; Tshe Fidelis; Mbam Elizabeth; Nelson Tsongonghei; Pierpaolo Di Carlo; others(there were no less than 20 adults in the room throughout the meeting); Mr Sah Nicholas; Mr Tshe Fidelis; Ms Mbam Elizabeth; Ms Mami Ikabi; Nelson Tsongonghei; Pierpaolo Di Carlo; others(there were no less than 20 adults in the room throughout the meeting). 2012-08-11. Pierpaolo Di Carlo.
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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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