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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927291

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Title:Dowe wedding songs
Wedding_songs
Documenting the Dowe language
Contributor (consultant):Damian Joseph Mtowa
Tatu Iddy Salum
Mgeni Rajab Ndege
Jafar Ramadhani Ndege
Rehema Ramadhani Mbaya
Mwanaidi Ramadhani Mbaya
Contributor (translator):Huruka Mrisho Mkawa
Coverage:Tanzania
Date:2012-06-03
Description:A selection of 14 traditional songs that are sung during wedding ceremonies
Summary of deposit The Dowe language is a Bantu language spoken in the hinterland of the Indian Ocean coast in some villages of Msata and Miono Ward (Bagamoyo District, Coast Region) of the United Republic of Tanzania. “Ethnologue” claims that there were 24,000 Dowe speakers in 1987. The Language Atlas (MLT 2009:3) lists 7,944 Dowe speakers. The language can be rated highly endangered for the low number of Dowe-speakers, the lack of intergenerational language transfer and the heavy influence of Swahili. This collection will include material from fieldwork conducted between 2012-2013 and is expected to deposit in the near future. Group represented Dowe. Language information The Dowe language (autonym Chidowe, xenonym Kidoe, Doe) is a small Bantu language of Guthrie’s G zone. It is spoken in the hinterland of the Indian Ocean coast in some villages of Msata and Miono Ward (Bagamoyo District, Coast Region) of the United Republic of Tanzania. “Ethnologue” claims that there were 24,000 Dowe speakers in 1987. The Language Atlas (MLT 2009:3) lists 7,944 Dowe speakers. The language can be rated highly endangered due to the low number of Dowe-speakers, the lack of intergenerational language transfer and the heavy influence of Swahili. Acknowledgement This deposit is the result of generous ELDP funding and committed fieldwork as well as text editing in close cooperation with Dowe language experts.
Wedding, life as newly wed couple
Plant collector, transcriber, Swahili translator
Format:audio/x-wav
application/pdf
text/plain
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927291
0269-legere-dowe
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927291%23
Publisher:Karsten Legere
Subject:Singing
Folk songs
English language
Doe language
Swahili (macrolanguage)
Swahili
Subject (ISO639):eng
doe
swa
Type:Audio

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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927291
DateStamp:  2016-11-07
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Citation: Damian Joseph Mtowa (consultant); Tatu Iddy Salum (consultant); Huruka Mrisho Mkawa (translator); Mgeni Rajab Ndege (consultant); Jafar Ramadhani Ndege (consultant); Rehema Ramadhani Mbaya (consultant); Mwanaidi Ramadhani Mbaya (consultant). 2012-06-03. Karsten Legere.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_TZ iso639_doe iso639_eng iso639_swa

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Country: United KingdomTanzania
Area: AfricaEurope


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