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Recording and archiving Barayin (Jalkiya) language data
Contributor (annotator):Soumaïne
Contributor (researcher):Joey
Contributor (speaker):Doungous Djeroma
Contributor (translator):Soumaïne
Description:Doungous talks about how hunting was done in the past.
Barayin (or Baraïn) is a Chadic language spoken by about 5000 people in the Guera region of the Republic of Chad. There are approximately 30 to 40 Barayin villages in the Melfi area. There are four groups within the Barayin: Jalkiya, Giliya, Jalking and Komi. These groups all accept the name Barayin for the langauge group as a whole, although the origins of this name appear to be Arabic. The Jalkiya and Giliya are geographically and linguistically very close to each other. The Jalking and Komi are more isolated. This work focuses on the Jalkiya dialect. In 2010 the Barayin community began working with linguists and literacy specialists to develop an orthography and a mother-tongue literacy program. This project is a collaboration with the language association to produce more audio and video recordings of the language with transcriptions and translations. The recordings and transcriptions have a three-fold application: to produce more material for the mother-tongue literacy program, to provide data for ongoing linguistic analysis, and to preserve unique cultural and linguistic traits against the danger of extinction.
Primary investigator
Contact through Bourma Tchorouma. He is a "nephew" of Moussa Adoum. He was born in Mefli and raised in Mebra. His father is from Mebra. His mother is from Mosso. He went to N'Djamena before high school (5eme), but returned to the village for vacations. He also spent many years in the east of Chad: 2 years at a teacher-training school (école normale) 2 years teaching in Abéché 2 years working for an NGO in Dar Sila (with Sudanese refugees) 3 years working for an NGO in Fada His wife is Barain and they speak Barain in their home. They first child passed away. They have a 2nd child, a daughter who is less than a year old. He does not wish to be anonymous.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1077885%23
Subject:Barein language
French language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bva


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-02-20
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Citation: Joey (researcher); Soumaïne (translator); Doungous Djeroma (speaker); Soumaïne (annotator). 2017-02-09. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_FR country_GB country_TD iso639_bva iso639_eng iso639_fra

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Country: FranceUnited KingdomChad
Area: AfricaEurope

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