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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1177318

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Title:Blanga Totems - NH
041A160208
Documentation of Blablanga
Contributor:Radu Voica
Nason Haidu
Coverage:Solomon Islands
Date:2008-02-16
Description:Chief Nason Haidu is talking about the two totems of the Northern Blanga people: Posamogho (snake) and Khome (crocodile). Totem transmition is matrilineal and, as expected, bearers of the same totem cannot marry each other. Interestingly, Haidu's ancestors decided that in order to avoid marriage between brothers two totems are enough, so they stubbornly opposed the penetration of any other totems. Thus, the Kusa (fish species) totem, original from Kia, and the Eagle totem from Bughotu were assimilaqted into Posamogho and Khome respectively. Khome itself is actually the name of a shell species, but as the myth has it that particular shell is descended from a crocodile (Nasava), so the Khome people consider themselves crocodiles.
At that time, Radu was a PhD candidate
At that time, Nason was (a) Chief of Popoheo Village
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1177318
IGS0048
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1177318%23
Subject:Narrative: mythology; expository
Blablanga language
Blanga, N. Blanga (Loghahaza Blanga)
English language
Pijin language
Solomons Pijin
Subject (ISO639):blp
eng
pis
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-06-12
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Citation: Radu Voica; Nason Haidu. 2008-02-16. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_SB iso639_blp iso639_eng iso639_pis

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Country: United KingdomSolomon Islands
Area: EuropePacific


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