Zapal, an oral literature genre of the Bunaq Lamaknen


Zapal, an oral literature genre of the Bunaq Lamaknen

Language: Bunaq
Depositor: Antoinette Schapper
Location: Indonesia
Deposit Id: 0329
Grant id: SG0215
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Bunaq is a Papuan language of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family spoken in central Timor, straddling the border of Indonesian West Timor and independent Timor-Leste. Like other minority languages in this region, Bunaq is losing ground to the national languages, Bahasa Indonesia and Tetun. This project seeks to foster Bunaq traditions amongst the youngest generations of Bunaq speakers by documenting "zapal", an endangered form of oral literature, and feeding the results of the documentation back into the community in the form of readers. These will be distributed to schools and teachers in Lamaknen, the Bunaq speaking area of West Timor, to be used as resources in muatan lokal "local content curriculum" teaching.

Depositor

Antoinette Schapper
Affiliation: Universität zu Köln

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Tape number: XXI - 6

Recorded on: 1966




This zapal tells the story of Usik (Crocodile) and Pip (Goat). In the story Crocodile stalks and grabs Goat, when the latter comes down to the river during the day to drink water. Goat manages to escape Crocodile by telling him that what Crocodile thinks is Goat's leg is in fact a log. The story instructs as to why it is important to not simply believe what you are not told; you might be tricked!

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Tape number: XXI - 7

Recorded on: 1966




Tape number: XIX - 1

Recorded on: 1966




Tape number: XVI - 1. Ensouple et dossière. Published in 1978 by Claudine Friedberg.

Recorded on: 1966-05




Tape number: XXX - 4

Recorded on: Unspecified




Tape number: XXX - 5

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Tape number: XXIX - 2

Recorded on: 1966




Tape number: XXVI - 4

Recorded on: 1966




Tape number: XLIII - 4

Recorded on: 1966-09