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Title:Zapal Feto Unu Bauk Saqu Unu Bauk
Feto Unu Bauk Saqu Unu Bauk
Documentation of zapal 'folk stories' in Bunaq, a minority language of West Timor
Contributor (speaker):Yosep
Description:This is a cindarella rags-to-riches type story in which two children, the older sister (Feto Unu Bauk) and younger brother (Saqu Unu Bauk) are cruelly treated by their stepmother. Eventually, they are led out into the forest and left there by their parents, so that they can be rid of the children. The siblings travel through the forest, but eventually the girl is forced to leave her little brother behind. She is taken in by an old childless woman but is haunted by the memory of her brother's singing. Eventually she meets and marries a prince, who brings the old lady to live with them. He also rescues the little brother in the forest. Finally, Feto Unu Bauk send for her parents but orchestrates the death of her stepmother before she reaches the palace.
Bunaq "zapal" is an endangered form of fairy tale-like folk story traditionally told in the family group at night before going to sleep. With the arrival of electricity and television in Bunaq villages, the traditional night time forum for telling "zapal" has been lost. As a result, children know little or nothing of this aspect of Bunaq culture; only elderly community members and some adults know individual tales from the vast canon of "zapal" that the Bunaq once had. The "zapal" encapsulate and elucidate aspects of the Bunaq world view and their environment. The documentation of "zapal" therefores provide an unique perspective on the traditional livelihoods and beliefs of the Bunaq for researchers.
Bunaq with occasional Indonesian/Malay
Born in Duarato village, parents from Fatobenau village. Member of the Pur Belis clan/suku.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315278%23
Publisher:Antoinette Schapper
Bunak language
Indonesian language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bfn


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315278
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Antoinette; Yosep (speaker). 2012-06. Antoinette Schapper.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_ID country_TL iso639_bfn iso639_eng iso639_ind

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Country: United KingdomIndonesiaEast Timor
Area: AsiaEurope

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