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Title:Zapal Abu Nabas
Abu Nabas
Documentation of zapal 'folk stories' in Bunaq, a minority language of West Timor
Contributor:Antoinette
Wendy
Contributor (speaker):Lazarus Luan
Coverage:Indonesia
Date:2013-03
Description:The story is concerned with the figure of Abu Nabas. This inspiration for this figure was the Arabic poet, Abū Nuwās al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī al-Ḥakamī . He has entered folklore in various parts of the Islamic world as a trickster figure. In Indonesia, Abu Nawas or here Abu Nabas, has extended his influence well beyond Muslim groups and stories about him are widely present across the archipeligo. Typically, the stories involve Abu Nawas tricking greedy, wealthy people. In this recording, the speaker gives three short tales of typical Abu Nabas tricks.
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
Living in Kupang, but from Lakmaras village.
Format:audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
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Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315338
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1315338%23
Publisher:Antoinette Schapper
Subject:Literature
Zapal
Bunak language
Bunaq
Indonesian language
English language
Subject (ISO639):bfn
ind
eng
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1315338
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Antoinette; Wendy; Lazarus Luan (speaker). 2013-03. 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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