Documentation of three Endangered Non-Austronesian Languages of Alor and Pantar, Eastern Indonesia


Documentation of three Endangered Non-Austronesian Languages of Alor and Pantar, Eastern Indonesia

Language: Klon, Abui (ISO639-3:abz), Teiwa
Depositor: Louise Baird
Location: Indonesia
Deposit Id: 0177
Grant id: FTG0008
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

All of the languages in this project are previously undescribed non-Austronesian languages spoken in the Alor archipelago in south-eastern Indonesia. Klon is spoken by approximately 5,000-6,000 people in the western part of Alor island, Abui by approximately 16,000 people in central Alor, and Teiwa by approximately 5,000 people in the eastern part of Pantar island.

On the islands of Alor and Pantar there is a very high level of bilingualism in the local variety of Malay; local languages are generally afforded low status in their speech communities and are regarded as ‘backward’ by residents in town. In addition, in many parts of the region, including the speech communities in this study, children are learning the local variety of Malay as their first language and are unable to communicate in the local languages.

The primary aim of the fieldwork is to collect more language data for Klon, Abui and Teiwa to add to the body of data collected in 2003 by the three researchers in the Linguistic Variation in Eastern Indonesia project. This collection will include short grammars of Klon and Teiwa and a full reference grammar of Abui. Either as a part of the grammars or separately we will produce trilingual dictionaries (local language – Indonesian – English), which will be useful for the local speech communities as well as the worldwide linguistic community. We will also produce a collection of texts to be published locally for each language using both the national Indonesian language and English.



Group represented
Speakers living in the Alor archipelago of Indonesia.

Language information
Alternate names for Klon: Kalong, Kelon, Kelong, Kolon. Alternate names for Abui: Barawahing, Barue, Namatalaki. Alternate name for Teiwa: Tewa.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Louise Baird
Affiliation: University of Canberra; The Australian National University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 October 22 to 2018 October 22
Deposit hits:4
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Word lists, sentences, and Mercer Meyer's "Frog Story", collected as a part of a survey of West Alor languages in 2003.

Recorded on: 2003-01-01




Handwritten notebook containing notes on the Klon language, collected during a survey of West Alor languages in 2003.

Recorded on: 2003-05-01




Digital Video recordings of stories, music and dance, Independence day competitions, mourning, and roofing of a church. Collected between 2003 and 2004.

Recorded on: 2003-01-01




Handwritten notebook containing transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2003-08-01




Handwritten notebook containing elicitation and transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-06-01




Handwritten notebook containing elicitation and transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-06-01




Handwritten notebook containing elicitation and transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-07-01




Handwritten notebook containing transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-07-01




Handwritten notebook containing elicitation and transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-08-01




Handwritten notebook containing elicitation and transcriptions of video-recorded texts with glosses and translations, and additional explanatory notes.

Recorded on: 2004-08-01