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Asheninka Perene (Arawak) 2010 collection, from eastern Peru

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Language Asheninka Perene, Arawak (ISO639-3:arw)
Depositor Elena Mihas
Affiliation University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Location Peru
Collection ID 0146
Grant ID SG0002
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
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Summary of the collection

A community-based documentation of Asheninka Perene, a Kampan (Arawak) language spoken in Eastern Peru.

Aims of the project were to produce a bilingual Asheninka Perene-Spanish storybook, a trilingual Asheninka Perene-Spanish-English dictionary/thesaurus, and to develop the Asheninka Perene language website to serve the objectives of native language teaching and learning.


Group represented

Ashaninka Kampa community


Language information

Also known as Upper Perene; Perene Campa; Alto Perene; Ashaninka Perene. Auto-denomination ashaninka ‘our fellows’ or katonkosatzi ‘people from upriver’.


Special characteristics

Multi-genre, cross-generational, men and women speakers.


Collection contents

The Asheninka Perene collection consists of audio and video recordings of myths, folk tales, humourous stories, stories about demonic creatures, trickster stories, ethnographic texts, oratory, songs, chants, tongue-twisters, and riddles. Twenty participants, aged between 29 and 69, from the Asheninka Perene community, provided these resources which will be of interest and use to community members, and also to those with an interest in these genres or the area.

All materials are either audio or video. You can browse through the collection or search and filter the collection using the tags in the left hand panel.

The recordings were made in Pampa Michi, Pucharini, Bajo Marankiari and Villa Perene of Provincia Chanchamayo, Departamento Junin, Peru, between May 25 and September 19, 2010.


Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Mihas, Elena. 2011. Asheninka Perene (Arawak) 2010 collection, from eastern Peru. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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