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'Amarɨŋgayi chagagɨ akwamɨ': Fiona's emergence from menarcheal seclusion -- afi021118m -- Documentation of Chini language and culture
Title:
'Amarɨŋgayi chagagɨ akwamɨ': Fiona's emergence from menarcheal seclusion -- afi021118m -- Documentation of Chini language and culture
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1299770%23
0443-IGS0294
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Emma (speaker)
Paul (speaker)
Dominica (speaker)
Mela (speaker)
Joseph (speaker)
Publisher:
Joseph Brooks
UCSB
Description:
This recording is of the ritual emergence of Fiona Mhiti, the daughter of Peter Mhiti and Adolfa Peter, from menarcheal seclusion. At this point in time, the cultural knowledge and ritual practice involved in this event are highly endangered. After about a month of seclusion Fiona emerges, aided by several young girls and in traditional garb for the occasion. Paul administers the event though the critical type of ginger runs short. Most of the discourse that occurs during the event is of several of the older women complaining publically about the negligence of the village men. They are complaining because of all the Andamang men, only Paul retains the right knowledge about how to conduct the ritual, including information about what type of ginger to feed the post-menarcheal girl (amarɨŋgayi), which spirits to invoke and so on. The fact he is elderly and short-winded, they complain, should shame the young men who have avoided learning how to conduct the ritual and have left all the work to Paul. Recorded using a Canon Vixia HF G40 @ 28mbps and Røde NTG2 shotgun mic. Total audiovisual duration [19:46].
Subject language:
Akrukay
Tok Pisin
English
Language family:
Indo-European
Papuan
Germanic
Other coverage:
Papua New Guinea
Other date:
2018-11-02
Other format:
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
text/x-pfsx+xml
text/x-eaf+xml
Other subject:
Ritual/religious texts
Akrukay
Tok Pisin
English
Chini
Other type:
Video
Audio
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Geographic region: Europe
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Title: 'Amarɨŋgayi chagagɨ akwamɨ': Fiona's emergence from menarcheal seclusion -- afi021118m -- Documentation of Chini language and culture
Other coverage: Papua New Guinea
Other date: 2018-11-02
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: text/x-eaf+xml
Other format: text/x-pfsx+xml
Other format: video/mp4
Other subject: Akrukay
Other subject: Chini
Other subject: English
Other subject: Ritual/religious texts
Other subject: Tok Pisin
Other type: Audio
Other type: Video