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Title:Lochhang Festivals
The Traditional Songs And Poetry Of Upper Assam – A Multifaceted Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Tangsa, Tai and Singpho Communities in Margherita, Northeast India
Contributor:Stephen Morey
Contributor (consultant):Shehue Lochhang
Dahue Lochhang
Description:Three recordings in which Dahue, Shehue and Ryemshe discuss about different Lochhang festivals. These consist of the following sound files: SDM15-20100116-05_SM_T_LochhangFestivals1.wav SDM15-20100116-06_SM_T_ LochhangFestivals2.wav SDM15-20100116-07_SM_T_ LochhangFestivals3.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM15-20100116-05_SM_T_LochhangFestivals1.wav; Duration 20’47”; 0’00” Discussion about the Waihau song and festivals. The song was sung at the Jongpha Kuk (also called Waihau Kuk). This festival used to be held around December-January. Two festivals were mentioned as being Waihau, namely Jongpha Kuk and Binjeng Kuk (field big festival). 4’20” asking the meaning of Binjeng. 5’08” Stephen Morey asks if they can tell about all the festivals, there follows some discussion between Dahue, Shehue and Ryengshe about these festivals. 7’17” Dahue commences telling about the 6 festivals. This recording was interrupted (in the discussion of the 6th festival) by a failure of the Tascam due to ‘Buffer overrun”. SDM15-20100116-06_SM_T_ LochhangFestivals2.wav; Duration 1’21”; Continuation of the discussion of the 6 festivals SDM15-20100116-07_SM_T_ LochhangFestivals3.wav; Duration 0’42”; The last portion of {0806} and all of {0807} were played back to Dahue and he then added this to complete the story of the 6 festivals.
This project contains linguistic, musicological, ethnographic and other cultural information about three communities in Upper Assam: Singpho, Tai and Tangsa. The recordings and analyses have been done by Stephen Morey, together with Palash Kumar Nath (Gauhati University), Juergen Schoepf (Phonogrammarchiv, Vienna), Meenaxi Barkataki Ruscheweyh (Goettingen Academy of Sciences), Chaichuen Khamdaengyodtai (Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai), Zeenat Tabassum (Gauhati University), Karabi Mazumder (Gauhati University), Krishna Boro (Gauhati University), Paul Hastie (LaTrobe University). The key aims of the project were • to provide a comprehensive documentation of the varieties of Tangsa language spoken in the Margherita Subdivision of Upper Assam, India, • to provide a comprehensive documentation of the traditional songs, and poetry of three endangered language communities in the Margherita Subdivision: the Tangsa and Singpho (both Tibeto-Burman) and the Tai (Tai-Kadai), including a study of Tai traditional manuscripts, which are highly relevant for language and culture maintenance among the Tai. Within each of these communities there is considerable linguistic and cultural diversity, so all the files have been divided up and named according to this system: Tai SDM01 Phake SDM02 Aiton SDM03 Khamyang SDM04 Ahom SDM05 Khamti Singpho SDM07 Turung SDM08 Numhpuk Hkawng SDM09 Diyun Hkawng SDM10 Tieng Hkawng Tangsa SDM11 Yongkuk SDM12 Cholim (Tonglum) SDM13 Chamchang (Kimsing) SDM14 Tikhak SDM15 Lochhang (Langching) SDM16 Ngaimong SDM17 Maitai SDM18 Shechhyoe SDM19 Mossang SDM20 Khalak SDM21 Lakkai SDM22 Longri SDM23 Hakhun SDM24 Lungkhe SDM25 Rera (Ronrang) SDM26 Sangte SDM27 Sangwal SDM28 Halang SDM29 Haseng SDM30 Mungray (Morang) SDM31 Moklum SDM32 Nokja SDM33 Hawoi (Havi) SDM34 Joglei (Jogly) SDM35 Namsang (Nocte) SDM36 Longchang Among the Tangsa, there is considerable diversity. Each group has its own name for itself and for each other group. In the list above, the name in parentheses is sometimes called the 'general name', whereas the first listed name is that used by the group for themselves. The naming of Tangsa groups needs considerable further research
From Longtom village, Khauro clan
From Jengpathar, Jengtho clan.
From Ongman village. He belongs to the Lengkwa clan.
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Subject:Ritual/religious texts
Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Lochhang variety (general name Langching)
English language
Subject (ISO639):nst


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Citation: Stephen Morey; Shehue Lochhang (consultant); Ryemshe (consultant); Dahue Lochhang (consultant). 2010-01-16. Stephen Morey.
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