OLAC Record

Title:Why The Ba'asa Fish Has A Small Mouth
0305-Why The Ba'asa Fish Has A Small Mouth
Contributor:Chris Poto
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:The Ba'asa fish is a river fish that has a small mouth. This story explains how its mouth came to be small. One day Ba'asa went with Dog and three other fish to pick the fruit of a breadfruit tree growing on a river bank. While some of the group picked the breadfruit, the others prepared the fire. Then they cooked the breadfruit on the fire and ate them. They put the seeds in a pile. However, Ba'asa had wandered off while the others were picking the breadfruit. He decided to play a trick on them, and began to shout out "Flood!". The other animals hurried to escape. The other fish banged their noses against things and Dog picked up the breadfruit seeds before he ran away. Ba'asa laughed at them. Then the others ran after Ba'asa and caught him. They rubbed his mouth on a stone until it became small, and that is why it looks the way it does today.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI648142%23
Publisher:Stephen Logan
Subject:Traditional narrative
Hahon language
Subject (ISO639):hah


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI648142
DateStamp:  2016-09-26
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Search Info

Citation: Chris Poto. 2012-09-24. Stephen Logan.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_hah

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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