Desano - audio and video materials

Desano - audio and video materials

Language: Desano (ISO639-3:des)
Depositor: Wilson Silva
Location: Brazil
Deposit Id: 0151
ELDP Id: FTG0155
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The data in this collection is from fieldwork undertaken in 2008 to document aspects of an endangered Eastern Tukanoan language of northwestern Amazon. Desano is spoken in both Brazil and Colombia; however for political reasons, the data in this collection, is only from the Brazilian groups. This is the outcome of the documentation project which includes materials such as digital audio and video recordings and text collections. A descriptive grammar and a dictionary has also been produced as a long term goal, and can be found in

Group represented

Language information
According to FOIRN, the official indigenous organization in the region, Desano has an estimate of 800 speakers in Brazil in some 50 communities spread along tributaries of the Papurí, Tiquié, and Vaupés rivers.

Special characteristics

Deposit contents
This collection contains audio, video and transcription files.

Deposit history

Other information
Transcribed materials use Keyman Desktop 7.1 fonts.

All references to this data from this collection should be cited as:

Silva, Wilson [2010] "Desano - audio and video materials", Endangered Languages Archive


Resources online and curated


Wilson Silva
Affiliation: University of Utah

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 May 20 to 2018 May 20
Deposit hits:1
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Estória sobre a anta que conseguiu escapar do bote de uma sucuri.

Recorded on: 2008-06-24

Estoria da aposta que o beija-flor fez com a garca: de quem voava mais rapido ate o outro lado do lago.

Recorded on: 2008-06-17

O Sr. Raimundo faz a explicacao da ilustracao da capa do "Livro dos Antigos Desana".

Recorded on: 2008-06-17

This is a short autobiography by Herculino Alves. He talks briefly about where he grew up, what he does, languages he speaks.

Recorded on: 2016-02-05

Autobiografia do Sr. Pedro Alves; ele fala sobre sua comunidade de origem, e o que faz atualmente.

Recorded on: 2008-06-30

Autobiografia do Sr. Albino, gravada em Yauarete, na presença do Sr. Ercolino.

Recorded on: 2008-07-03

Autobiografia do Sr. Ercolino.

Recorded on: 2008-06-10

O Sr. Raimundo Galvão fala sobre onde nasceu, onde morou e o que ele faz.

Recorded on: 2008-06-10

Canto do ʉkʉgori, cantado pelo Sr. Raimundo. Inclui um arquivo com elicitacao do vocabulario do canto.

Recorded on: 2008-06-17

Sra. Guilhermina canta para Wilson Silva durante a festa na maloca de Yauarete.

Recorded on: 2008-06-20