Documentation of Toratán (Ratahan)
This deposit consists of audio and video recordings of speakers of Toratán (Ratahan), spoken in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, resulting from fieldwork conducted between June 2005 and September 2007.
Group represented Toratán
Language information Toratán, Bentenan, Pasan
The deposit comprises over 120 audio and video files, as well as transcriptions of many of the recordings in the form of ELAN files.
Genres include personal history, elicitation, folk tales, and free conversation.
Toratán (Ratahan, also known as Pasan and Bentenan) is an isolated member of the Sangiric family. It is spoken fluently by only a few hundred people, all of advanced age. The language is giving way to Manado Malay and the national language, Bahasa Indonesia. Eight speakers of the Wioi and Wongkai dialects were recorded for the deposit.
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