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    • Collection number: 2014-14
    • Primary contributors: Rafael Inuma Macusi (consultant), Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Simón Inuma Manizari (consultant), Jorge Macusi Nuribe (consultant), José Manuel Macusi Nuribe (consultant), Teolinda Inuma Vela (consultant), Juan Macusi Nuribe (consultant), Francisco Murayari Macusi (consultant)
    • Additional contributors: Manuel Berjón Martínez (interviewer, participant), Catalino Valencia Paima (consultant), Sonia Caritimari Huansi (participant), Gilter Yuyarima Tapullima (participant), Miguel Ángel Cadenas Cardo (interviewer, participant)
    • Languages: Urarina, Omurano
    • Dates: 2011-2013
    • Historical information: Omurano is a language isolate formerly spoken in the headwaters of the Urituyacu River, a left-bank tributary of the Marañón River in the Loreto Region of northeast Peru. The materials that constitute this collection were produced by Zachary O'Hagan and rememberers of Omurano during two field trips, one an exploratory trip in 2011 to Nueva Alianza, the community at the mouth of the Urituyacu River, the other a lengthier trip in 2013 to several communities on the Urituyacu proper (Cafetal, Juan Velasco, Progreso I, Caimituyo, Triunfo, Lupunayo, San Antonio de Banal, San Luis, Guineal, and 8 de Octubre). The goal was to locate as many individuals as possible with some knowledge -- lexical, grammatical, historical -- of the Omurano language and/or people. The 2013 field trip was conducted in the company of Fathers Miguel Ángel Cadenas and Manuel Berjón, then priests at the parish of Santa Rita de Casia in Santa Rita de Castilla (Marañón River), and Sisters Nancy Roca and Eli Quiroz. Omurano data is restricted to a few dozen lexical items and basic phrases, and is significantly interspersed with Urarina language data, a neighboring isolate that is now the dominant language of daily life in the Urituyacu basin, and at times it is difficult to decipher what is Omurano and what is Urarina. All audio was recorded on an H4N Zoom digital recorder with an Audio-Technica 803B lavalier microphone. Funding for this research came from an Oswalt Endangered Language Grant administered by the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    • Scope and content: Audio recordings, scanned field notes, and photographs that derive from interviews and elicitation sessions concerning the Omurano language the regional history of the Urituyacu river basin
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Omurano Field Materials, SCL 2014-14, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X29K488M
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    • Collection number: 2016-05
    • Primary contributors: Oscar Inuma Macusi (singer), Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Elsa Vela Clemente (singer), Jorge Macusi Nuribe (singer), Juana Macusi Manizari (singer), Ignacio Vela Nuribe (singer)
    • Languages: Urarina, Omurano
    • Dates: 2013
    • Historical information: Urarina and Omurano are language isolates of the Loreto Region of northeast Peru. As of 2016, Urarina speakers number a few thousand, and the language is the dominant language of daily life in every community in which it is spoken. In contrast, only a handful of lexical items and songs are remembered of Omurano. Urarinas historically were concentrated on the Chambira River, a left-bank tributary of the Marañón; Omuranos inhabited the Urituyacu River, another left-bank tributary to the west. Since at least the late 19th century, Urarinas have begun to settle in significant numbers on the Urituyacu.
      The songs that comprise this collection were collected in June 2013 during a trip aimed at searching for speakers of Omurano. Zachary O'Hagan traveled in the company of Fathers Miguel Ángel Cadenas and Manuel Berjón, then priests of the parish of Santa Rita de Casia in Santa Rita de Castilla (Marañón River), and Sisters Nancy Roca and Eli Quiroz, resident in the same parish.
      Songs recorded on June 14 and 16 were recorded in the homes of the singers listed; songs recorded on June 17 were recorded in the context of a community-wide workshop. All songs were recorded on an H4N Zoom digital recorder with an Audio-Technica 803B lavalier microphone. Funding for this research came from an Oswalt Endangered Language Grant administered by the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    • Scope and content: Twelve songs, some with multiple versions, in Urarina and Omurano, from five singers
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Songs from the Urituyacu River, SCL 2016-05, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2GH9FZD

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    • Item number: 2014-14.011
    • Date: 2011 to 2013
    • Contributor: Zachary O'Hagan (researcher, donor)
    • Language: Omurano
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Omurano Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Ancillary documents, 2014-14.011, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23697
    • Item number: 2014-14.005
    • Date: 17 Jun 2013
    • Contributors: Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Manuel Berjón Martínez (participant), Simón Inuma Manizari (consultant), Miguel Ángel Cadenas Cardo (participant)
    • Language: Omurano
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: 8 de Octubre, Urarinas, Loreto, Loreto, Peru
    • Description: Includes entire recording and segmented files of individual lexical items and basic phrases; recording made in community center during a two-day long workshop for the Urarina-speaking population of the downriver Urituyacu communities organized by the parish of Santa Rita de Casia
    • Collection: Omurano Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation of lexicon and basic phrases, 2014-14.005, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23691
    • Item number: 2014-14.009
    • Date: 02 Aug 2013 to 03 Aug 2013
    • Contributors: Rafael Inuma Macusi (consultant), Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Juan Macusi Nuribe (consultant)
    • Language: Omurano
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Nueva Alianza, Urarinas, Loreto, Loreto, Peru
    • Description: Review of material collected in June 2013 on the Urituyacu proper; recordings made in the schoolhouse at the listed location
    • Collection: Omurano Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation of lexicon, basic phrases, and sociohistorical facts, 2014-14.009, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23695
    • Item number: 2014-14.007
    • Date: 18 Jun 2013
    • Contributors: Manuel Berjón Martínez (participant), Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Simón Inuma Manizari (consultant), Miguel Ángel Cadenas Cardo (participant)
    • Language: Omurano
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: 8 de Octubre, Urarinas, Loreto, Loreto, Peru
    • Description: Includes entire recording and segmented files of individual lexical items and basic phrases; recording made in community center during a two-day long workshop for the Urarina-speaking population of the downriver Urituyacu communities organized by the parish of Santa Rita de Casia
    • Collection: Omurano Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation of toponyms, 2014-14.007, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23693
    • Item number: 2014-14.006
    • Date: 18 Jun 2013
    • Contributors: Manuel Berjón Martínez (participant), Zachary O'Hagan (donor, researcher), Jorge Macusi Nuribe (consultant), Miguel Ángel Cadenas Cardo (participant)
    • Languages: Omurano, Urarina
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: 8 de Octubre, Urarinas, Loreto, Loreto, Peru
    • Description: Consultant demonstrates his knowledge of Omurano to a fellow Urarina-speaker, with frequent code-switching between the two languages and Spanish; recording made in community center during a two-day long workshop for the Urarina-speaking population of the downriver Urituyacu communities organized by the parish of Santa Rita de Casia
    • Collection: Omurano Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Exemplification of Omurano phrases in dialogue, 2014-14.006, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23692

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