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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI849464

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Title:Sisma Andrew: Walk through the Echang Cemetery
Walk-through-the-Echang-Cemetery
Ramari Hatohobei
Contributor:Peter W Black
Felicisma Andrew (Ngiralbong)
Contributor (photographer):Barbara W Black
Contributor (recorder):Barbara W Black
Coverage:Palau
Date:2014-05-21
Description:This recording was made at the Southwest Island community’s cemetery in Echang, Ngerekebesang Island, Koror, PW. Sisma Andrew took Barbara W. Black and Peter W. Black to the cemetery for a walk around. The recording begins as we walk up the final part of the hill to the cemetery. Sisma was asked to speak in Tobian and does so although her speech is interspersed with English. Peter W. Black occasionally converses with Sisma in Tobian. Their conversation is mostly about the dead and where (here in this cemetery, or at the Mission in Koror, or on Tobi) they are buried. They talk about which people are buried in the same grave. They also talk about the gardens of the Southwest Island women which used to be in this area. This recording is very choppy and the audio is terrible; it was made with the Sony video camera handheld. The best way to listen is to watch the individual original MTS files. A more complete discussion of this session is included here at tb20-04063-faa-2014-05-21.pdf. A photograph of Sisma Andrew and Peter W. Black in the cemetery is included here as tb20-03974-faa-2014-05-21.jpg. Photograph by Barbara W. Black. Recorded: 2014-05-21.
Documenting Ramari Hatohobei (literally the Tobian language of Tobi), a severely endangered Micronesian language. Tobi is one of the Southwest Islands of the Republic of Palau, a Micronesian nation in the western Pacific. Severely endangered, Tobian is currently spoken by approximately 150 people. Tobian and the dialects of Sonsorol, Merir, and Pulo Anna, the other three Southwest Islands, are closely related to the languages spoken in the outer islands of Yap and Chuuk.
Born: Rome NY US Resides in: Hawaii US
Born: Tobi Resides in: Echang, Koror
Born: Chicago IL US Resides in: Hawaii US
Format:video/avchd
image/jpeg
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
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application/pdf
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI849464
SG0242
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI849464%23
Publisher:Peter Black
Friends of Tobi Island
Subject:Description
Tobian language
Subject (ISO639):tox
Type:Video
Image
Audio

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI849464
DateStamp:  2017-03-01
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Search Info

Citation: Peter W Black; Felicisma Andrew (Ngiralbong); Barbara W Black (recorder); Barbara W Black (photographer). 2014-05-21. Peter Black.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PW iso639_tox

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Country: Palau
Area: Pacific


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