Documenting libation rituals in Kiong, South-Eastern Nigeria


Documenting libation rituals in Kiong, South-Eastern Nigeria

Language: Kiong (ISO639-3:kkm)
Depositor: Eyo Mensah
Location: Nigeria
Deposit Id: 0335
Grant id: SG0170
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The project sets out to document the language of libation rituals in Kiong, a language with less than 100 speakers in Akamkpa and Odukpani local government areas of Cross River State, Nigeria. The project focuses on the Okoyong community in Odukpani where libation ritual is still practiced as a significant form of sacred communication that is quitessential to their culture and spirituality but which is daily put out of prominence and active use. The project aims to interview, record, transcribe and annotate audio and video materials to produce archival data that will benefit the Kiong community and the enlarged scientific community.

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Eyo Mensah
Affiliation: University of Calabar

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 December 18 to 2018 December 18
Deposit hits:1
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Libation rituals performed at the beginning of a new farming season was staged.

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This event was recorded at the residence of chief Eyo Ekpenyong Akiba Akak. The performer of the libation ritual walked around a car saying some prayers with a glass of water in his right hand, which was poured on several parts of the car at the end of the prayer.

Recorded on: 2016-04-22




The performer of the libation ritual stands opposite a girl-child of about 10 years old and chant some prayers with a bottle of liquor in his right hand. The drink is later poured on the ground for the ancestors to protect the child. Several object such as eggs, clay, palm frond, old coins and alligator pepper were also used in this performance.

Recorded on: 2016-04-22




Libation rituals for the coming of age of a young girl was staged.

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Libation rituals for the confernment of chieftancy was staged.

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This bundle contains the output of lexical data from the Kiong FLEx project file (located in bundle: flex_database), formatted as a dictionary. Researchers should note that this is a work in progress.

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Libation rituals for a man who was embarking on a journey (elicited)

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This bundle contains the FLEx project file in .fwbackup format. The FLEx project contains: Lexical data and interlinearised texts collected as part of this documentation project. Researchers should note that this is a work in progress. A working copy of SIL Fieldworks Language explorer is required to open this file. To access, download, open and follow instructions in the popup window.

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Keywords: English - Kiong - FLEx - texts - flex - dictionary



A list of several Kiong libation ritual prayers for different occasions.

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This event took place at the residence of chief Eyo Ekpenyong Akiba Akak. A potential bride is made to stand before the performer who made some incantations in the form of prayers, holding a glass of liquor in his right hand. The drink is poured to the ancestors to bless the future marriage

Recorded on: 2016-04-22