A Digital Documentation of Panará
|Depositor:||Bernat Bardagil Mas|
Group represented This deposit contains a collection of documentation materials of the Panará speaking community, all of whom live in northern Mato Grosso and southern Pará, Brazil. This Northern Jê language is spoken by 500-600 people in the Amazon area in central Brazil, in the region of the headwaters of the Iriri, the largest tributary of the Xingu river. The Panará contacted Brazilian society in the 1970s during the expansion of settlements in the state of Mato Grosso. However, a large number of speakers of the same language had already experienced a lengthy and mostly conflictive contact with the Portuguese/ Brazilian society since the XVII century, when they were known as the Southern Cayapo. Infectious diseases brought by contact with the Brazilian national society in the mid-1970s resulted in the loss of hundreds of speakers, and the population dropped from approximately 600 to less than 70 individuals. Since then, the Panará have achieved a demographic recovery that was accompanied by a successful claim to preserve and demarcate their indigenous land. Today Panará is a vital language, spoken by people of all ages in the community and is in no immediate danger of extinction. However, the diminishing numbers of elder Panará speakers and the growing pressure of Brazilian settlements and deforestation brought the Panará community to request a documentation of their language that first and foremost satisfies the needs of the community.
Language information Panará is a Jê language spoken in the Amazon area in central Brazil, in the region of the headwaters of the Iriri Novo, one of the tributaries of the Xingu river.
Deposit contents This collection is made up of a series of bundles that minimally contain media files (audio and/or video recordings) and metadata. ELAN files and PDF documents are also included.
The use of content in this corpus should acknowledge Bernat Bardagil-Mas as the principal investigator, and Bernat Bardagil-Mas and Myriam Lapierre as the researchers and data collectors. Consultants should be cited according to the information included in the metadata
Please cite the collection in the following way:
Bardagil-Mas, Bernat. 2016. A Digital Documentation of Panará. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0418. Accessed on DD.MM.YYYY.