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Title:Puma death ritual
Documentation of Chintang and Puma, two Kiranti languages of Eastern Nepal
Contributor:Arjun Rai
Contributor (author):Judith Pettigrew
Martin Gaenszle
Description:This session describes the Puma death ritual, the funeral and the rituals after the funeral proper.
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 session describes the rituals connected with death, i.e. the burial and funerary ceremonies, the taboos which the mourners have to follow, and the gradual transformation of the dead into an ancestors.
English, Nepali and Puma languages are used in this session.
Dr JP is the main researcher of Puma Chintang Documentation Project. AR is the resident of Dhankuta district. He is a research assistant of Chintang and Puma documentation Project.
Dr Judith Pettigrew is an anthropologist and a principal researcher on the Chintang and Puma Documentation Proect, University of Leipzig.
Dr. Gaenszle is the researcher in charge of ethnography
He is the research assistant for ethnography in the Puma team.
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
University of Leipzig
English language
Puma language
Nepali (macrolanguage)
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Judith Pettigrew; Martin Gaenszle. 2008-05-18. Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel.
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