Digitization of Oswin Köhler's analogue audio recordings of endangered and moribund Khoisan languages


Digitization of Oswin Köhler's analogue audio recordings of endangered and moribund Khoisan languages

Language: Khwe, !Xun, Taa, ||Xegwi, ||Ani, Hai||om, G|ui and Mbukushu (ISO639-3:)
Depositor: Gertrud Boden
Location: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Deposit Id: 0486
Grant id: LMG0005
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
This collection of audio files from different Khoisan languages in Southern Africa was mainly recorded in the 1950s through 1970s by the late German Professor for African Studies, Dr. Oswin Köhler (1911-1996). It includes recordings from the highly endangered Khwe, !Xun and Taa, and the extinct or moribund |'Auni, ||Xegwi and N||ng languages. The recordings were made at a time, when recordings were still rare and all these languages were still spoken more widely. Since they contain information on abandoned or modified cultural practices they represent valuable assets of the cultural heritage of these Khoisan peoples.

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Gertrud Boden
Affiliation: Oswin Köhler Archive, Institut für Afrikanistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

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ǁHãĩ talks about the death of his father

Recorded on: 1990-08-31




Birthday celebration for Ruth Köhler; Kyãxu plays the ndíngo (lamellophone); is part of OKA-AU-T0001

Recorded on: 1978-07-12




Birthday celebration; is part of OKA-AU-T0001

Recorded on: 1978-07-12




Birthday celebration for Ruth Köhler: Two !Xun-boys sing; is part of OKA-AU-T0001

Recorded on: 1978-07-12




Birthday celebration for Ruth Köhler: Kafuro plays the monkey song; is part of OKA-AU-T0001

Recorded on: 1978-07-12




Dance of the Khwe; is part of OKA-AU-T0001

Recorded on: 1978-07-17

Keywords: German - Singing - Ruth Köhler



Dance of the Khwe

Recorded on: Unspecified




Children are Chanting

Recorded on: 1985-09-08




Children are Chanting

Recorded on: Unspecified




Boy telling his name (unintelligible) and reading Khwe text (story about hare and lion), occasionally corrected by Oswin Köhler; is part of OKA-AU-T0002

Recorded on: 1989-01-01