OLAC Record

Documenting Movima
Contributor (interviewer):Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:11:46:520 While KH and SB are looking for a certain speaker they pass by MCC's house. She is sitting outside at the sewing machine. KH and SB already know her from the meetings at the 'cabildo', so they have a quite spontaneous interview.
Duración: 00:11:46:520 Buscando otra hablante KH y SB pasan por la casa de MCC. Ella esta sentada afuera usando la máquina de coser. KH y SB ya la conocen de los encuentros del cabildo, así que espontáneamente entran en una entrevista con ella.
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: 00:11:46:520 The speaker introduces herself and talks about her live. She talks about her time at time at school, how she learned Spanish. Among other things she relates that her children do not know how to speak Movima anymore but her grandchildren no want to learn it.
Duración: 00:11:46:520 La Parlante se presenta y habla de su propia vida. Cuenta de su tiempo en la escuela, como aprendió al español. Entre otras cosas cuenta de que sus hijos ya no hablan Movima pero sus nietos ahora lo quieren aprender.
The speaker and the interviewer use Movima as the only language. Only the frist introductions are given in Spanish.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
childhood, school
Spanish language
Movima language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7B63-4
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: MCC; Katharina Haude (interviewer); Beuse. 2006-08-25. Katharina Haude.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_BO country_ES iso639_mzp iso639_spa

Inferred Metadata

Country: BoliviaSpain
Area: AmericasEurope

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