OLAC Record

Title:The women who couldn't give birth (Piwen)
Documentation and description of Koro, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea
Contributor (consultant):Mary
Contributor (researcher):Jessica
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Piwen tells the story of an island (Kasta Rif). 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 facing the road and bush with the beach behind her, the village to her left and Chopokoleheu to her right.
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=MPI1306255%23
Publisher:Jessica Cleary-Kemp
Subject:Personal narrative
Tok Pisin language
Subject (ISO639):tpi


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1306255
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_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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