OLAC Record

Title:The preparation of a shaman
Organization of a Text Collection in Trumai, Aiming at its Scientific Documentation
Description:ENGLISH: A Trumai speaker explains how a man becomes a shaman. He mentions the kinds of knowledge and practices ones has to acquire in order to become a shaman in the Upper Xingu culture. ----- PORTUGUÊS: Um falante de Trumai explica como um homem pode se tornar pajé. Ele menciona os tipos de conhecimentos e práticas que uma pessoa precisa adquirir para se tornar um pajé na cultura Alto-Xinguana.
The purpose of the project is to document Trumai, a genetically isolate language spoken in Brazil. The archive consists of a collection of texts in the language, plus other kinds of materials relative to the Trumai culture, such as photos, drawings, songs, educational materials, etc.
A Trumai speaker explains how a person becomes a shaman, which steps one has to follow in order to be considered a good shaman.
The researcher introduces the topic in Portuguese. The main speaker talks in Trumai.
Speaker2 talks to the researcher, who is behind the video camera.
Speaker2 is considered one of the best speakers of the Trumai language. He also has strong knowledge about various aspects of the Trumai culture. He has been living in the city of Canarana since 1996, because of health problems. He lives with his wife and kids. Both his parents were Trumai. Speaker2 is married to a Kamayurá woman, who also speaks Trumai. He is middle-aged, has various kids and grand-kids.
Raquel is a Brazilian linguist. She has been working with the Trumai people since 1989. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rice University (Houston, Texas, U.S.A).
Documentation of Trumai
Publisher:Raquel Guirardello-Damian
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Upper Xingu traditions
Portuguese language
English language
Subject (ISO639):por


Archive:  The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0008-3A6D-F
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Speaker2; Raquel. 2002-07-26. Raquel Guirardello-Damian.
Terms: area_Europe country_GB country_PT iso639_eng iso639_por

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Country: United KingdomPortugal
Area: Europe

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