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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927302

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Title:House buildling and rain making
House_building_rain_making
Documenting the Dowe language
Contributor:Shaaban Saidi Mkawa
Contributor (consultant):Ramadhani Abdalla Nondo
Hatibu Iddi Kihari
Coverage:Tanzania
Date:2012-10-17
Description:Account of how palm leaves are woven and used for traditional house roofing, how houses are built. An account of the ritual of rain-making step by step and offerings.
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.
Format:application/pdf
text/plain
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927302
0269-legere-dowe
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927302%23
Publisher:Karsten Legere
Subject:Ritual/religious texts
English language
Doe language
Swahili (macrolanguage)
Swahili
Subject (ISO639):eng
doe
swa

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DateStamp:  2016-11-07
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Citation: Shaaban Saidi Mkawa; Ramadhani Abdalla Nondo (consultant); Hatibu Iddi Kihari (consultant). 2012-10-17. 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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