Documentation and Description of Siriono


Documentation and Description of Siriono

Language: Siriono
Depositor: Noé Gasparini
Location: Bolivia
Deposit Id: 0165
ELDP Id: IGS0185
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
This collection aims at describing and documenting Siriono (Tupi-Guarani family), an underdescribed and endangered language of lowlands Bolivia. In a small area, nearly thousand Siriono live, with less a dozen fluent speakers of Siriono and around forty occasional speakers. The language is threatened by the use of the national language, Spanish, despite the fact Siriono is also an official language. The Siriono community express a need for linguistic and pedagogical material to help Siriono's transmission to the next generations. This study will contribute to our understanding of how language convergence manifests in areas of intense language-contact.

Group represented
Siriono

Language information
Siriono, or Sirionó, is a Tupi-Guarani language spoke by Siriono people in Bolivia. Around thousand Sirionos live now in an autonomous territory around their main village, Ibiato. This territory is on Beni department, around seventy kilometres at the east of Trinidad, near the Trinidad-Santa Cruz road. The Sirionos prefer name themselves Mbia (we, people) but their known in lowland Bolivia as chori (salvages) or Sirionos.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Noé Gasparini
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Affiliation: Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage / Université Lumière Lyon 2

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