Documenting Äiwoo


Documenting Äiwoo

Language: Äiwoo
Depositor: Åshild Næss
Location: Solomon Islands
Deposit Id: 0380
ELDP Id: SG0308
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
The deposit consists of audio and video materials in the Oceanic language Äiwoo. The materials were recorded in September-October 2015 in eight villages in the Reef Islands: Otelo, Nyimââ, Laato and Nyiväle on Lomlom island, and Tuwo, Malubu, Tängä and Malapu on Fenua Loa (Ngäsinuwe) island. The materials focus on traditional life and culture in the Reef Islands and cover topics such as fishing, gardening, house building, food preparation, basket weaving, tattooing, politeness and avoidance, traditional medicine, childbirth, burial practices, marriage practices, maturation ceremonies for children and traditional village governance. There are also some traditional myths and morality tales ('kastom stories') as well as stories of personal experiences.

Group represented


Language information
Äiwoo is also known as Reefs or Ayiwo. It belongs to the Reefs-Santa Cruz language group, which in turn is classified as belonging to the Temotu first-order subgroup of Oceanic. The language has a total of 7-8,000 speakers, of which 5-6,000 live in the Reef Islands, the rest on Santa Cruz or in other locations in Solomon Islands. While it is a relatively large language for the region, the incursion of Solomon Islands Pijin is leading to increasing domain loss and high rates of code-switching. Documenting traditional terms and practices will help strengthen and maintain the language in the fact of these ongoing sociolinguistic changes.

Acknowledgement


Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Åshild Næss
Affiliation: University of Oslo

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2017 April 30 to 2017 April 30
Deposit hits:1
Files downloaded:
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Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Dictionary and finder list produced as part of the project and published with Asia-Pacific Linguistics

Recorded on: 2017-01-01




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Janet Sanubo sings a song, sitting in her house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-29




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Lionel Lavalu sings a song about a rich man, sitting with Nelson Aaku in the meeting house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-29




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Lionel Lavalu sings a song about birds, sitting in the meeting house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-29




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

John Palmer Lâulää and Lionel Lavalu sing a song, sitting on a bench in Tängä village.

Recorded on: 2015-10-01




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

George Gopalâ sings a song, sitting on a bench in Tängä village.

Recorded on: 2015-10-01




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Lionel Petängä tells a traditional story, sitting in the meeting house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-29




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Emily Sia tells a traditional story, sitting in the meeting house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-28




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

John Billy Piluâ tells a traditional story, sitting in the meeting house in Malubu village.

Recorded on: 2015-09-28




Deposit title: Documenting Äiwoo

Raymond Nuwosilaki tells a traditional story, sitting under a house in Malapu village.

Recorded on: 2105-10-03