Documentation of Kainji languages
|Affiliation||School of Oriental and African Studies|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
This collection is the outcome of a research project surveying many the Kainji languages. For the languages included, there are recordings of wordlists, images, sociolinguistic information and electronic lexical databases. For some languages, there are also further elicitations, narratives (retellings of the fable “The North Wind and The Sun”), oral histories, and there is one recordings with songs accompanied by a drum.
This collection includes recordings of individual speakers of Kainji languages. The Kainji languages are spoken in western-central Nigeria, in Kaduna State, Plateau State, Niger State and Kebbi State.
This collection contains wordlists and other materials from the following Kainji languages: Cibangi, Cifungwa, Mba, Olleran, Shen, Supana, Tarin, Tiwanyan, Tsucuba, Tsuvaɗi, Tugurmana, Turogo, Turubo, Tusagamuku, Tuwaga, Tuzubazuba, Twesham, Udgwamhyu and Udwuri.
For languages in this collection, there are recordings and lexical databases for three wordlists: Dettweiler’s 228-item Wordlist, the RB 600-item Wordlist, and RB 700-word list. In addition, there are oral histories, narratives, images of consultants, landscapes, villages, and material culture as well as sociolinguistic information. The wordlists and texts have been described and analysed in Toolbox dictionaries. For some languages, there are additional follow-up elicitations.
This survey of Kainji languages was carried out by Stuart McGill and Roger Blench in 2011.
This collection builds on the Cicipu collection by Stuart McGill available at ELAR at http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0001-7D83-D@view.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
McGill, Stuart. 2012. Documentation of Kainji languages. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000D-D3F2-4. Accessed on [insert date here].