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Audio Recordings of Nusavi

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Language Nusavi,
Depositor Xiquipiltzin Eduardo Santiago-Jimenez
Location Mexico
Collection ID 0623
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Collection Status Collection online
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Summary of the collection

This collection contains three voice recordings of Amelia Jimenez speaking the Nusavi language, spoken in Chalcatongo de Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico. Amelia Jimenez is a native speaker of Chalcatongo Nusavi, and mother of the depositor of this collection, Xiquipiltzin Eduardo Santiago-Jimenez.


Group represented

Chalcatongo de Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico


Language information

Nusavi, also known as the Mixtec language (San Miguel El Grande Mixtec), belongs to the Otomanguean language family, and has a wide range of linguistic variants. This collection contains the Chalcatongo Mixtec language variant, spoken by a native speaker from Chalcatongo de Hidalgo.

The Nusavi languages are growing increasingly more endangered due to the language shift to Spanish in Mexico.


Collection contents

The collection comprises of three voice recordings in Nusavi, and code switching between Nusavi and Spanish. They contain information on number elicitation from one to fourty, an explanation on the process and prayers for planting seeds, and the lyrics to a Nusavi song that Nusavi people sing when they are far from home.

The total length of this collection is 5 minutes 27 seconds.


Collection history

The data for this collection was collected by Xiquiplitzin Eduardo Santiago-Jimenez in April 2017. Eduardo Santiago-Jimenez is an Aztec dancer and a speaker of Nusavi. He sent his recordings to ELAR to share his mothers’ language and culture.


Acknowledgement and citation

Users of any part of the collection should acknowledge Mikael Oez as the principal investigator, the data collector and the researcher. Users should also acknowledge the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) as the funder of the project. Individual speakers whose words and/or images are used should be acknowledged by respective name(s). Any other contributor who has collected, transcribed or translated the data or was involved in any other way should be acknowledged by name. All information on contributors is available in the metadata.

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

Santiago-Jimenez, Eduardo. 2019. Audio Recordings of Nusavi. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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