OLAC Record

Title:explanation of yahak'in
Lacandón Cultural Heritage
Contributor (speaker):AM
Contributor (translator):Elizabeth
Description:AM explains and describes the ceremony yahak'in 'great day'(?) at the request of the collectors.
Lacandon Cultural Heritage is a documentation of the language and culture of the northern Lacandon(Maya), who live in the rain forest in Chiapas, the south-eastern state of Mexico. They number approximately 350 men, women and children, who have retained much of their traditional culture and religion. The project serves as a preservative measure against loss of the traditional knowledge, stories, and verbal performances that are central to Lacandon culture. It also serves as an interactive resource tool for linguists and non-linguists to access data relevant to their areas of interest, such as folklore, ethnobotany, cultural anthropology, etc.
AM explains and describes the cermeony yahak'in, at the request of the collectors.
Spanish and Lacandon are spoken in this session.
SK, the collectors and AM all participate in this session. The collectors asking AM questions, with SK translating these questions for AM. SK and collectors also interject at times throughout AM's description, asking for clarification or raising new questions. No one else is present during the recording of this session.
AM is an elder in the community of Naha. He is respected for his knowledge of traditional Lacandón culture, and his knowledge of the traditional stories and ceremonial formulae. He is one of the few Lacandones who still practice the ancient Maya rituals. He is related to CK and his family by marriage. AM provides the bulk of the traditional rituals and stories for this corpus.
The collector of this session data is also responsbile for the collection of all of the data sessions and the whole project.
SK is one of CK and KP's younger children. He was born in Naha and has lived there all his life. He still lives at home, with his new wife NI. He provides the bulk of the Lacandon-Spanish translations, and is present during many sessions recorded with AM.
Publisher:Suzanne Cook
University of Victoria
yahak'in ceremony
Spanish language
Lacandon language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0005-677B-C
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: AM (speaker); Elizabeth (translator); Suzanne; SK. 2003-03-04. Suzanne Cook.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_ES country_MX iso639_lac iso639_spa

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Country: SpainMexico
Area: AmericasEurope

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