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Title:Christmas Church Service at Kharang Kong
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):People of Kharang Kong
Railung Sangwal
Description:One recording in which the people of Kharang Kong are seen attending Christmas Church Service This consists of a single video file that runs from 18’14” to 29’02” in the Video Cassette numbered ASSMVDP24DEC0901 - 1441 The details of the video file are as follows: (Timing on the cassette are in parentheses) Start Time: 18’14”, End Time: 29’02”; Duration 10'48" Christmas Church service at Kharang Kong Presbyterian Church; 20’39”(8'23") reading and prayer in Mossang from Rongnyaq Mossang (incomplete) 22’17”(6'43") prayer in Sangwal from Railung Sangwal (Evangalist) (incomplete) 23’37”(6'25") words from Nongtang, short section of sermon from Pastor Pusam Rekhung; 25’14”(3'48") special song from girl’s group (language?); 27’19”(2'43") more words from Nongtang and special song in Hindi from several men; 28’22”(0'38") Lord’s prayer in Assamese; 28’52”(0'10") final scenes.
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
Railung is an evangelist.
Publisher:Stephen Morey
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Subject:Ritual/religious texts
Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Shangwan variety (general name Sangwal)
Assamese language
English language
Tangsa - Moshang variety (general name Mossang)
Hindi language
Subject (ISO639):nst


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Citation: Stephen Morey; People of Kharang Kong (consultant); Railung Sangwal (consultant). 2009-12-25. Stephen Morey.
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