OLAC Record

Title:The women who couldn't give birth (Mary Clara)
Documentation and description of Koro, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea
Contributor (consultant):Mary
Contributor (researcher):Jessica
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Mary Clara retells in Koro the story that Piwen just told, about an island that sank into the sea and became a reef. All the women on the island did not know how to deliver their babies. They were pregnant and when they died the baby would be born. One day a woman came from Mainland Manus and showed them how to give birth without dying. The spirits of the women who had already died were angry and they sank the island into the sea and it became a reef. Titan story. Recorded in John Kris's haus boi with Piwen and Mary Clara facing the road and bush with the beach behind them, the village to their left and Chopokoleheu to their right. There is some electronic interference throughout the recording. John Kris is also present and talks to Christine.
Koro is an Oceanic (Austronesian) language spoken by several hundred people on Manus and Los Negros islands, approximately 200 miles off the north coast of the Papua New Guinea mainland. This documentation consists primarily of recorded narratives and conversations in the Papitalai dialect, spoken in Papitalai, Riu Riu, and Naringel villages.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1306251%23
Publisher:Jessica Cleary-Kemp
Subject:Personal narrative
Koro (Papua New Guinea) language
Papitalai language
Subject (ISO639):kxr


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1306251
DateStamp:  2019-06-05
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Citation: Jessica (researcher); Mary (consultant); Piwen (consultant). 2013-07-30. Jessica Cleary-Kemp.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_kxr iso639_pat

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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