OLAC Record

Title:The story of a man-eating chinal (John Kris)
Contributor (consultant):Mary Clara
Contributor (researcher):Jessica
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Audio recording and transcription/translation of the traditional story of man-eating devil at the water at Masar, as told by John Kris Hinduwan. Synopsis: There was a place with running water, but a devil dammed it up. When people would come to bathe he would beckon them over and they would walk into his mouth and out of his bum and they would end up in his lair. Eventually the hole was full of people, but they had nothing to eat, so the devil would go to a far away village and kill people to feed to the people in his lair. There was an old woman, and one day when her grandsons were going to go to the water and bathe she told them that their mother and father had gone to the water and been eaten by the devil. They decided to go and see, even though she begged them not to go. After a while she told them if they go, they should pick a hibiscus flower and they should tear up their laplaps and make them into a rope. One of them should tie the rope around his neck and jump into the devil’s hole. Then when the devil goes out at night to hunt all the people can climb up the rope and escape. So one of the brothers went and did as she said, and the other brother waited behind. When it got dark he went to find his brother, and he made a torch from coconut leaves and lit the way. The people returned to the village and the devil was angry when he came back to his lair, but there was nothing he could do.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1230824%23
Koro (Papua New Guinea) language
Papitalai language
English language
Subject (ISO639):kxr


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1230824
DateStamp:  2019-06-04
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Jessica (researcher); Kris; Mary Clara (consultant); Sylvia. 2018-02-10. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_eng iso639_kxr iso639_pat

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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