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Title:Rain Petition Ritual - Rito para pedir la lluvia
Lowland Chontal Language and Cultural Heritage. A Documentation Project in the Districtr of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Contributor (consultant):Jesús
Description:The consultant tells about the public ritual to ask for rain at the end of the dry season.
El consultante cuenta sobre el rito público para pedir la lluvia al final de la temporada de sequía
The "Lowland Chontal Language and Cultural Heritage Project" is a three-year linguistic and ethnographic documentation project (2004-2007) of the Lowland Chontal in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany, through its DoBeS program. Additional funding was generously provided by the UNESCO, section of intangible cultural heritage, Paris. The project is hosted by the Section of Mesoamericanist Studies, Archaeological Institute, of the University of Hamburg, Germany, through project director Prof. Dr. Ortwin Smailus. The Goals of the project are both linguistic and anthropological, with principal investigators Dr. Loretta O'Connor (linguist) and Dr. Peter Kroefges (anthropologist). These goals include (1) A Chontal-English-Spanish dictionary, (2) a comprehensive description of the gramar of Lowland Chontal, (3) a documentation of the cultural heritage of the Chontalpa, with respect to traditional subsistence activities, territorial organization, landscape interaction, as well as fiestas and ceremonies, and (4) an electronic archive of all audio and video materials and related texts. This archive includes resources from O'Connor's dissertation project at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1997-2001), and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nymegen, Netherlands, (2002-2004). It also contains archaeological and ethnohistorical data that formed part of the dissertation by Kroefges, and was funded by the Foundation for the advancement of Mesoamericanist Studies, Inc. Florida, and the University at ALbany, State University of New York.
El Proyecto "Idioma y Patrimonio Cultural del Chontal de la Costa" es una documentación llevada a cabo des 2004 hasta 2007, becado por la Fundación Volkswagen, Hanover, Alemania, y recibio fondos adicionales de la UNESCO, Paris. El proyecto es administrado por la sección de Estudios Mesoamericanistas del Instituto Arqueológico de la Universidad de Hamburgo, Alemania, bajo la supervisión del profesor Dr. Ortwin Smailus. Los objetivos del proyecto son tanto lingüísticas como antropológicas, con Dr. Loretta O'Connor (lingüista) y Dr. Peter Kroefges (antropólogo) en función de investigadores principales. Los objetivos incluyen: (1) un diccionario chontal-inglés-castellano, (2) una descripción comprensiva de la gramática del chontal de la costa, una documentación del patrimonio cultural en cuanto a las actividades de subsistencia tradicionales, organización territorial, interacción con el paisaje, fiestas y ceremonias, y (4) un archivo electrónico de todas las grabaciones de audio y vedeo, asi como de textos relacionados. Este archivo inclye datos del proyecto doctoral de O'Connor, realizado en la Universidad de California, Santa Barbara (1997-2001), y en el Instituto Max-Planck de Psicolingüisticas en Nijmegen, Paises Bajos (2002-2004). También contiene datos arqueológicos y etnohistóricos del proyecto doctoral de Kroefges (2001), apoyado por fondos de la Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamericanist Studies, Inc., Florida, E.U., y de la Universidad de Albany, Universidad Estatal de Nueva York.
The consultant tells in Spanish how people used to ask for rain by conducting a public ritual. It is public in the sense that some chosen men are sent out to a sacred spot where they perform offerings and prayers, while the community participates in the village church.
This collector is a trained anthropologist/archaeologist. He speaks German, Spanish, and English, and only knows very few words in Chontal. In order to understand his consultants, Spanish is necessary.
This consultant is a family father who subsists of maize farming and has some sporadic additional businesses. He has a limited understanding of Chontal language, understands much better than being able to phrase. He has served in the towns's council several years ago.
Publisher:Peter Kroefges
University of Hamburg, Archaeological Institute, Mesoamerican Studies
Subject:Ritual texts; Religious texts
cleansing/healing ritual
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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Citation: Peter; Jesús (consultant). 2004-08-26. Peter Kroefges.
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Country: Spain
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