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Title:At the Ajumbu palace: village history and ritual-political institutions
0303-20140228 - At the Ajumbu palace: village history and ritual-political institutions
Linguistic and ethnographic documentation aimed at identifying loci of cultural and linguistic reproduction in two communities speaking endangered Bantoid languages
Contributor:Sah Nicholas
Mbam Elizabeth
Mr Sah Nicholas
Ms Mbam Elizabeth
Description:This is one in a series of video files that were shot during a communal meeting held in front of the chief's palace in Ajumbu. This meeting was organized (by both researchers and local community elders) in order to start gathering some Ajumbu ethnohistorical information and samples of local verbal art performances. In this very video, Sah Nicholas introduces Ajumbu history and institutions. He offers a (partial) list of chiefs and recalls some key features of the main chiefs (especially the first one, Nte Ku). History, functions, and owners of Ajumbu's principal secret associations (houses of Ntshuin) are also mentioned. He also mentions the days of the week, and emphasizes the importance of the documentary work being done for the future of the Ajumbu community. Upon his request, Mbam Elizabeth (an important lady, member in the village's principal secret associations) sings a traditional song focused on the last part of the migration of Ajumbu people from Betsema (down-valley) to the current village location.
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 At the Ajumbu palace: village history and ritual-political institutions
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI647747%23
Publisher:Pierpaolo Di Carlo
University at Buffalo
Subject:Public Discourse
Undetermined language
Cameroonian Pidgin English
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: Sah Nicholas; Mbam Elizabeth; Mr Sah Nicholas; Ms Mbam Elizabeth. 2012-08-11. Pierpaolo Di Carlo.
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