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Title:Introduction to Puma narratives
Documentation of Chintang and Puma, two Kiranti languages of Eastern Nepal
Contributor:Arjun Rai
Contributor (author):Martin Gaenszle
Judith Pettigrew
Description:In this introduction, an overview is given over the major narrative genres, legends and myths.
The aim of the project is to provide a rich linguistic and ethnographic documentation of two highly endangered but almost totally undocumented languages in eastern Nepal, Chintang and Puma. These languages belong to the Kiranti family of Tibeto-Burman. Chintang is spoken by the Chintang Rai in Chintang Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dhankuta district. Puma is spoken by the Puma Rai in Diplung, Mauwabote and Pauwasera VDCs, to the south of Khotang bazar in Khotang district. Both these districts are situated in the eastern hilly part of the country.http://www.cpdp.uzh.ch
The introduction gives an overview of the major narrative genres in Puma. Most of the narratives are part of the mundum, the sacred lore which recounts the origins of the world and the establishment of culture and ritual.
English language is used in this pdf file.
AR is the resident of Dhankuta district. He is the research assistant of Puma documentation project. JP is the main researcher in Puma documentation project.
He is the research assistant for ethnography in the Puma team.
Dr. Gaenszle is the researcher in charge of ethnography.
Dr Judith Pettigrew is an anthropologist and a principal researcher on the Chintang and Puma Documentation Proect, University of Leipzig.
Gaenszle, M. et al. Worshiping the King God: A Preliminary Analysis of Chintang Ritual Language in the Invocation of Rajdeu, In: Yogendra P. Yadava et al. [ed.] Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguistics. Kathmandu: Linguistic Society of Nepal, 2005. (PDF) [212 kb]
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
University of Leipzig
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Martin Gaenszle; Judith Pettigrew. 2010-08-20. Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel.
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