|Tax Collector Visits the Village
|Documentation of the Beth Qustan Dialect of the Central Neo-Aramaic language, Turoyo
|Suleyman tells us the story of a Christian tax collector visiting the village during Great Lent. He was asked what he would like to eat, and he desired eggs, which are prohibited to eat when fasting. Once the villagers heard about this, they wished his death. The tax collector died that day. The mother of the tax collector visited the bishop to complain about the death of her son. The bishop told the mother that there was nothing he could do and that the Qusneans are so faithful that they could even wish for his own death.
|The Beth Qustan dialect of the Central Neo-Aramaic, Turoyo, which is the language of Tur 'Abdin, South Eastern Turkey, with an estimated 20 families remaining in the village.This project will document socio-cultural practices of the Turoyo speaking community in Tur 'Abdin, focusing on vernacular tales, particularly those that demonstrate cultural interaction between Muslims and Christians, including Muslim visitations to the shrines of Christian saints, and consultation of soothsayers by Christians.
|Suleyman was born in the village of Beth Qustan in 1952 and immegrated to Germany in 1980.
|SOAS, University of London
|Endangered Languages Archive
|OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
|Pre-generated XML file
|OAI-PMH request for simple DC format
|Suleyman Agirman (consultant). 2016-09-01. Mikael Oez.
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