OLAC Record

Contributor (annotator):von Prince
Contributor (consultant):GR
Contributor (speaker):FT
Description:According to legend, the island of Ambrym has not always had a volcano. This is the story of how it was brought there: Long ago, a man from Ambrym used to watch the coast of the neighbouring islands of Maskilin and Malekula in the evenings. Every time, he saw something glow very brightly on the small island Maskilin. Eventually, he decided to find out what the source of this mysterious light was. To go there, he entered the bweebwi, which is a magical device to move quickly under water, and which according to some accounts looks like a shark skin. When he arrived, he found that the source of the light was a pig; it smoked and glowed and was noisy. He found the owner of this pig, traded it against the bweebwi and brought the pig back to Ambrym on a canoe. Back there, the pig started to dig vast holes into the landscape and continued to make noise, so the man moved it further and further away from his village, towards the center of the island. There, it dug its biggest hole yet, and you can here it rumble and see it smoke and glow to this day.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0021-6C7D-C
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : West Ambrym Languages
Language:Daakaka; Dakaka
Language (ISO639):bpa
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Daakaka language
Subject (ISO639):bpa
Type (DCMI):Sound


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0021_6C7D_C
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Citation: FT (speaker); GR (consultant); von Prince (annotator). n.d. DoBeS archive : West Ambrym Languages.
Terms: area_Pacific country_VU dcmi_Sound dcmi_Text iso639_bpa

Inferred Metadata

Country: Vanuatu
Area: Pacific

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