OLAC Record

Documenting Movima
Contributor:Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:45:13:160 NOTE: At the beginning the tape is damaged but that counts only for the first minute. Here KH and SB came to visit MCA. There is also her liitle granddaughter around.
Duración: 00:45:13:160 ANOTE: La cinta está dañada al comienzo de la sesión, quiere decir el primer minuto. Aquí KH y SB visitan a MCA. También está su pequeña nieta.
The Movima Archive Movima is a genetically unclassified language spoken in the so-called Moxos region in the savannahs of the Bolivian Amazon area. It is still spoken by more than 1,000 people (1,452 in 1996). Most speakers are over 50 years old and bilingual in Spanish. There are only very few children who still learn the language, while children are usually raised in Spanish only. Today, efforts are being made to implement the language at schools. The village Santa Ana del Yacuma, the center of the Movima-speaking area with approximately 12,000 inhabitants, was founded approximately in 1708 by the Jesuits. The Jesuits also converted the the Movima people to Catholicism. There does not seem to be an observable trace of Precolumbian culture (traditions, mythology) left. It is therefore quite striking that the Movimas have kept their native language until today. Since the language is getting lost rapidly, one goal of our data collection is to gather authobiographical information from its last fluent speakers. At the same time, as much as possible other text types were collected, such as dialogues, procedural texts, descriptions etc. The village „fiesta“ on July 26th is culturally very important. It includes processions, bull fights, and dancing. Many people from the country visit the village, and the Movima language is spoken a lot. Therefore much of the data has to do with the fiesta. The Movima project contains data collected between 2001 and 2008 in Santa Ana del Yacuma, Bolivia. Between 2001 and 2004, they were collected by Katharina Haude, then Nijmegen University. Since 2006, they were collected by Silke Beuse and Katharina Haude within the DoBeS project at the University of Cologne. Field work was carried out during the dry season between June and October each year.
Length: 00:45:13:160 Here the speaker talks a bit about her biography. She remembers that it was mainly her oldest aunt (sometimes she calls her aunt, sometimes she refers to her as grandmother) who raised her. This woman had totally white hair and was already blind when caring for MCA as a little girl. When MCA got to know her husband she was still living in the countryside and he took her to the village. A few years later he leaves her and never comes back. MCA finds out that her husband has a another woman he lives with.
Duración: 00:45:13:160 Aquí la parlante habla un poco de su biografía. Se acuerda de que fue su tía mayor (a veces MCA se refiere a tal tía como tía y a veces como abuela) quién la criaba. Esa mujer ya tenía el pelo completamente blanco y era casí ciega cuando crió a la peqeueña MCA. Cuando MCA llegó a conocer su marido todavía estaba viviendo en el campo. El la llevó al pueblo. Hace unos años y el esposo al deja y nunca vuelve. MCA se entera de que el ya vive con otra mujer.
Kh gives an onitroduction in spanish but hte rest of the session is held in movima.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
autobiography, personal life
Movima language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):mzp


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Citation: Katharina Haude; MCA; Beuse. 2007-08-22. Katharina Haude.
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Country: BoliviaSpain
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