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Documenting Movima
Contributor:Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:20:42:919 This session took place in the speaker's backyard in the afternoon, round about 3.30 pm. In the background you can hear the speaker's daughter and her husband. There is also music playing. This session displays the second part of a whole. The first part would be called MCA_0606906_1, 'Greeting' and can be found at the node of 'description'.
Duración: 00:20:42:919 Esta sesión se realizó en el jardín de la hablante por la tarde a eso de tres y media. En el fondo se escuchan las voces de la hija y del esposo de la hablante. Tambien hay música. Esta sesión demuestra la segunda parte de una sesión entera. La primera parte se llama MCA_0606906_1, 'Greeting' y se encuentra bajo el nudo de 'description'.
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: 00:20:42:919 The speaker talks about her personal life and her family. She relates how her father returned and how her mother miscarried and died. She also talks about animals and (healing) plants.
Duración: 00:20:42:919 Aquí la parlante cuenta de su vida privada, de su familia. Cuenta como su padre regresó y cuenta como su madre sufrió un malparto y falleció. Tambien habla de animales y de plantas (curativas).
Movima is the only language used in this session.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
family, kinship, animals
Movima language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):mzp


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7B64-A
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Katharina Haude; MCA; Beuse. 2006-09-06. 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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