OLAC Record

Title:Visita en San Lorenzo
Documenting Movima
Contributor (interviewer):Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:12:15:360 KH and SB went to the community of San Lorenzo to visit MYC at her place. A second speaker, FHA, is accompanying their talk. MAYG is also there to support SB with the filming. The talk takes place outside and as there is the noise of a motor saw in the background (MYC's sons are building a canoe), the group decides to continue the talk by the river nearby. This second part of the session is called likewise MYC_FHA_310707_2, Visita en San Lorenzo 2.
Duración: 00:12:15:360 KH y SB se fueron a la Comunidad de San Lorenzo para visitar MYC. Hay otro hablante presente, FHA, que acompaña la charla. MA está también para ayudar a SB filmar. La charla se realiza afuera de la casa y como hay un ruído de una sierra mecánica en el fondo el grupo decide de continuar su charla al lado del río que queda cerca. Esta segunda parte de la sesión se llama conforme: MYC_FHA_310707_2; Visita en San Lorenzo 2.
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: 00:12:15:360 MYC talks about her life. She tells how she moved from one place to another mmaking 'chaco'.
Duración: 00:12:15:360 MYC habla de su vida, como se mudo de un lugar para el otro haciendo su chaco.
At the beginning KH gives some introduction in spanish, but the whole session the speakers use movima.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
Movima language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):mzp


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7B62-6
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Citation: Katharina Haude (interviewer); MYC; FHA; MA; Beuse. 2007-07-31. Katharina Haude.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_BO country_ES iso639_mzp iso639_spa

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Country: BoliviaSpain
Area: AmericasEurope

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