Documentation of Toratán (Ratahan)
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Summary of the deposit
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.
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.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Jukes, Anthony. 2010. Documentation of Toratán (Ratahan). London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0001-56FB-9. Accessed on [insert date here].