OLAC Record

Title:The Origins of Haworr Village
The languages of northern Ambrym
Contributor (consultant):Bong Ranli
Contributor (researcher):Michael Franjieh
Description:Bong Ranli tells the story of his family origins. He talks about when the God Barrkolkol came to Ambrym and created all the villages. But when he came to Haworr he found a female tree spirit and a boy already living there. These are Bong Ranli's ancestors. Generations later one boy started rubbing sticks and created fire for the first time which always stayed lit in the nakamal. One day the fire turned into lightning and making earthquakes. The fire landed on a banana tree and they took it and planted it in another village, but it kept making noise and they moved it again until it was in the middle of the island and hung it on a devil nettle tree which became the volcano Marum Liglarr. File Description: This bundle contains audio, video and a PDF of the FLEX export. The PDF is glossed and translated into English and Bislama.
Bong Ranli i telem storian blong history blong hem mo velej blong Haworr. Long taem bifo wan God i kamtru, nem blong hem Barrkolkol mo i bin stap kreatem ol velej. Be Taem we i kamtru long Haworr i faenemaot se i gat wan tri we hemi wan woman mo wan boe i stap wetem. Tufala i stamba blong famle blong Bongranli. Boe ia I putum ol jeneresen I kam. Wan boe blong hem I stap rabem tufala stik mo hemi feswan we hemi mekem faea. Oli holem taet faea ia long nakamal be wan dei I faeap mo I kam laetning. Mo I seksekem graon. Laetning ia I flae mo I stap long wan banana. Oli putum banana ia i go long ol narafala velej be i mekem tumas noes. Afta oli hangem long wan nangalat mo planem long medel blong aelen. Nangalat ia i kam volkenu.
Born in Haworr. Lives in Ranon. Mother born in Fanla. Father born in Haworr.
IGS0084, IPD0216
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1193419%23
traditional narrative
North Ambrym language
English language
Bislama language
Subject (ISO639):mmg


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1193419
DateStamp:  2018-07-07
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Citation: Bong Ranli (consultant); Michael Franjieh (researcher). 2010-06-09. Endangered Languages Archive.
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Country: United KingdomVanuatu
Area: EuropePacific

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