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      • Item number: 2018-33.021
      • Date: 03 Jan 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Adu ñũshĩwu, the Lowland Paca (Cuniculus paca) spirit. A man kills a paca and brings it home to his wife to eat. The following day he goes fishing with his eldest son, leaving his wife and younger children at home. A paca spirit takes the form of a woman and comes to their home. The human woman offers the spirit some paca meat, and she gets insulted, insisting that she cannot eat her husband. When the woman asks the spirit to pick her lice, the spirit bites her neck, breaking it. The man and his son return to find the paca spirit has killed the entire family. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Adu ñũshĩwu/Alma de majás/The Lowland Paca Spirit, 2018-33.021, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26507
      • Item number: 2018-33.017
      • Date: 28 Dec 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Awa ñũshĩwãwẽ ãwĩwu widi, the Tapir spirit who started a relationship with a woman. The woman already had two children from a previous relationship, and she begins to neglect them after getting together with the tapir. Eventually her human lover comes, cleans up her children, and kills the tapir. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Awa ñũshĩwãwẽ ãwĩwu widi/Alma de sachavaca se ha reunido con una mujer/A Tapir Spirit Gets Together with a Woman, 2018-33.017, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26503
      • Item number: 2018-33.018
      • Date: 28 Dec 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Awa xawewe, Tapir and Tortoise. Tapir rapes Tortoise, and when his large penis exits through her mouth, she uses her sharp beak to bite it off. Tapir dies as a result, and Tortoise gathers her kin to feast on his remains. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Awa xawewe/Sachavaca y motelo/Tapir and Tortoise, 2018-33.018, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26504
      • Item number: 2018-33.003
      • Date: 26 Aug 2017
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Aya ñũshĩwu, the Black-Capped Parakeet spirit. A black-capped parakeet transforms herself into a woman when a man asks her to become his wife. She is able to chew large quantities of corn very quickly to make chicha (maize beer) that is exceptionally sweet. She refuses to drink her own chicha until her husband insists that she do so. When she becomes drunk, she transforms back into a parakeet and flies away. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Aya ñũshĩwu/Alma de perico de gorro negro/The Black-Capped Parakeet Spirit, 2018-33.003, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/25966
      • Item number: 2018-33.014
      • Date: 13 Aug 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Bapu ñũshĩwu, a clay spirit. After a man's mother makes a large number of clay pots, he implores the most beautiful one to transform herself into a human and become his wife. They live together happily despite the fact that she cannot bathe or wash her hands, lest she melt. The marriage ends when she melts in a rainstorm while her husband neglects her because he is busy fishing. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Bapu ñũshĩwu/Alma de greda/The Clay Spirit, 2018-33.014, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26500
      • Item number: 2018-33.033
      • Date: 07 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Bataxta ñũshĩwu, a frog spirit. In this story, a man asks a frog to become human so he can take her as his wife. She does, but when she refuses to have sex with him, he rapes her. It turns out that her vagina has teeth, which cut off his penis and he bleeds out. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Bataxta ñũshĩwu/Alma de rana/The Frog Spirit, 2018-33.033, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26519
      • Item number: 2018-33.044
      • Date: 24 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), Teresa Ramírez Saldaña (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. Teresa Ramírez Saldaña narrates the story of Bawis ñũshĩwu, the sitaraco ant (Eciton spp.) spirit. In this story, two ant men fight over an ant woman. When one of the ant men beats the ant woman, all of the other ant women come to defend her. Ultimately one of the ant men kills the other. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Bawis ñũshĩwu/Alma de hormiga sitaraco/The Sitaraco Ant Spirit, 2018-33.044, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26533
      • Item number: 2018-33.024
      • Date: 06 Jan 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Chai Kushi Wewadi, a man who is able to go very far in the forest and quickly return. On one of his forest journeys, he comes across his long-lost sister who had been abducted as a child by monkeys. He returns home and tells his family. They decide to travel together to reclaim her, and Chai Kushi Wewadi is continually frustrated by how slow they advance. They eventually reach their sister, whose skin sags because the monkeys have stretched it, and rescue her. On the way home, Chai Kushi Wewadi goes ahead, and the group stops to rest. While they are bathing, the monkeys come back and steal their sister again. She is never seen again. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Chai Kushi Wewadi/El primo veloz/The Fast Cousin, 2018-33.024, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26510
      • Item number: 2018-33.008
      • Date: 30 Jun 2018
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates a story about Diiwu ñũshĩ, evil forest spirits. A group of hunters does not heed the warnings of a man who claims to have seen evil forest spirits. Instead of going home, they seek out the spirits, thinking that they must be spider monkeys, and realize the truth too late. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Diiwu ñũshĩ/Tunchi de monte/Evil Forest Spirits, 2018-33.008, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26494
      • Item number: 2018-33.027
      • Date: 16 Jul 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Dukuwede ãwĩwuwe uxawãpaudi, about a man who repeatedly comes to sleep with a woman, but always sneaks away in the morning. The woman becomes frustrated that the man never stays to have breakfast with her family or go hunting with her father, so she traps the young man one morning by holding on tightly to him in the hammock. She shames him publicly and tells him not to come back unless he plans on staying. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Dukuwede ãwĩwuwe uxawãpaudi/Un hombre venía a dormir con una mujer/A Man Came to Sleep with a Woman, 2018-33.027, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26513
      • Item number: 2018-33.037
      • Date: 28 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Ede mẽrã ñũshĩwu, river-dwelling spirits similar to river dolphins or mermaids. A merman named Bushuidu repeatedly comes to abduct the children of a village when they play in the river, until one day a man shoots him in the face with a two-pronged arrow (creating a blow-hole like opening on his head). This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ede mẽrã ñũshĩwu/Sirena/Mermaid, 2018-33.037, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26523
      • Item number: 2018-33.016
      • Date: 17 Jul 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Ishpawãwẽ Xukadi, a very elderly man whose skin was peeled off by the Ishpa (mysterious beings), restoring him to his youth. The elderly man had been abandoned by his wife and lived alone with his daughters who cared for him, but after his restoration, he finds where his wife is living and makes her jealous by doing feats of hard agricultural work that attract the attention of many women. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ishpawãwẽ Xukadi/Él que los ishpa pelaron/The One Who Was Peeled by the Ishpa, 2018-33.016, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26502
      • Item number: 2018-33.002
      • Date: 30 Jun 2018
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Isku ñũshĩwu ruapitsiwe, the Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus) spirit and the cannibal. In this story, a young woman takes her new husband to visit her father, who is a cannibal. Her father kills and eats her husband, and she flees back to her in-laws. She then marries her late husband's younger brother, and an identical fate befalls him. She then marries the youngest brother, who has the spirit of a Crested Oropendola. Her third husband uses wit and deception to avenge his brothers' deaths by killing his evil father-in-law. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Isku ñũshĩwu ruapitsiwe/Alma de paucar y el caníbal/The Crested Oropendola Spirit and the Cannibal, 2018-33.002, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26492
      • Item number: 2018-33.015
      • Date: 20 Jul 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Isku ñũshĩwu, the Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus) spirit. A man raises a Crested Oropendola, but it eventually flies away as an adult. The man later finds a nest of oropendola chicks and climbs a very, very tall tree to collect them. His rival comes along and cuts down his ladder, causing him to be trapped in the tree. After calling for help all day, a female oropendola comes out of the nest and helps him -- putting medicine in his eyes so he can see the nest as if it were a human home. It turns out the nest belongs to the chick that he raised, and they send him home safely with two chicks, peccary meat, and a very spicy chili pepper. The man uses the chili pepper to get revenge on his rival. The rival eats the pepper, but can't find any water to cool the heat, so he transforms into a Giant Anteater, lapping at ants to quench his thirst. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Isku ñũshĩwu/Alma de paucar/The Crested Oropendola Spirit, 2018-33.015, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26501
      • Item number: 2018-33.038
      • Date: 28 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Isu, about a man who thinks tĩkũ birds are spider monkeys. His family eats only the birds, until his brother-in-law comes to visit and teaches him to hunt spider monkeys. At first the man refuses to eat spider monkey because he believes it is a forest spirit that will kill him, but he finally gives it a try and ends up enjoying it greatly. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Isu/Maquisapa/Spider Monkey, 2018-33.038, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26524
      • Item number: 2018-33.013
      • Date: 13 Aug 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Iwi Tũkũ Puiki Raweya, the Gnarled Tree with Two Butts. This tree is known for going around killing people, until a village uses wit and deception to tie him up and kill him. The story does not explain why he has two butts. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Iwi Tũkũ Puiki Raweya/Palo nudo que tiene dos potos/The Gnarled Tree with Two Butts, 2018-33.013, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26499
      • Item number: 2018-33.043
      • Date: 30 Jul 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), Teresa Ramírez Saldaña (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. Teresa Ramírez Saldaña narrates the story of Ĩnãwã Xadu, Grandmother Jaguar. The story begins with a woman who is married to a giant earthworm. Her mother comes to visit and kills the worm while she is cleaning. The woman becomes distressed over the death of her husband and runs into the forest calling for Grandmother Jaguar to come and eat her alive. Grandmother Jaguar's two sons hear her and decide to take her as their wife. Before they can have sex, she has to abort her pregnancy by the worm, which consists of all the creeping, crawling creatures in the world. She then becomes pregnant by the two brothers, and the baby is born. One day, the men go to the forest and the woman goes to collect fish, leaving the baby with Grandmother Jaguar. When the woman returns, she sees that Grandmother Jaguar has cooked the baby in a pot of chicha. When the two men hear their wife screaming they come back and try to kill Grandmother Jaguar, but her body is too hard. They build a huge fire and burn her, with her body cracking apart as pieces of stone that shoot off in every direction. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ĩnãwã Xadu/Abuelita tigre/Grandmother Jaguar, 2018-33.043, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26531
      • Item number: 2018-33.022
      • Date: 03 Jan 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Ĩsũ wake widi, where a spider monkey abducts a child. Years later the father finds his son, but it turns out that his son does not wish to return home permanently, as he has his own wife and family among the monkeys. He teaches his father how to put medicine in his eyes so he can see the monkeys' tree as a human village when he visits. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ĩsũ wake widi/Maquisapa ha llevado a un niño/A Spider Monkey Abducted a Child, 2018-33.022, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26508
      • Item number: 2018-33.001
      • Date: 15 Jul 2013
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Kapa ñũshĩwu, the Squirrel spirit, who performs a number of amazing feats including draining a river completely, bringing to life a brother-in-law made from natural materials, and clearing and planting a huge field of maize. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Kapa ñũshĩwu/Alma de ardilla/The Squirrel Spirit, 2018-33.001, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/25926
      • Item number: 2018-33.023
      • Date: 03 Jan 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Kashta ñũshĩwu, the Aramdillo spirit. A group of warriors are going to make war when they hear voices in the forest. They find a woman living alone, boiling armadillos in a house full of armadillo shells. When she tells them she is an armadillo spirit, they kill her and leave. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Kashta ñũshĩwu/Alma de carachupa/The Armadillo Spirit, 2018-33.023, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26509
      • Item number: 2018-33.039
      • Date: 18 Aug 2013
      • Contributors: María Luisa Garcerán Álvarez (consultant), Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Luísa Garcerán Álvarez narrates the story of Mãshãrũnẽ xawewu puyexkedi, about the time that the Jaguar twisted the Tortoises' arms. The Tortoises are playing on a swing in the forest when a Jaguar comes and wants to play. They trick him and push him into a spiky huicungo palm (Astrocaryum huicungo). He dies and they feast on his body. Later, Jaguar's brother comes along and, seeing his brother's footprints, suspects the Tortoises of killing him. He cuts off their feet and twists their arms, explaining why tortoises look the way they do. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Mãshãrũnẽ xawewu puyexkedi/Tigre ha torcido los brazos a los motelos/Jaguar Twists the Tortoises' Arms, 2018-33.039, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26525
      • Item number: 2018-33.028
      • Date: 16 Jul 2014
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story Nãĩ ñũshĩwu, about two Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) spirits that marry a human man. They constantly scratch him up all over his body and tear his hammock with their long claws. When he visits his mother, he does not tell her the identity of his wives, and she wonders why he always comes home scratched up. Eventually one of his male relatives follows him to his home, and kills the two tamandua spirit women. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Nãĩ ñũshĩwu/Alma de shishi/The Tamandua Spirit, 2018-33.028, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26514
      • Item number: 2018-33.045
      • Date: 24 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), Teresa Ramírez Saldaña (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. Teresa Ramírez Saldaña narrates the story of Ñũshĩ Xerewu, long-armed, long-legged forest demons. A husband and wife are in the forest gathering when the demons attack. They run away, and when the woman gets tired and begins to slow down, her husband keeps running and abandons her. She takes off her skirt and brandishes it at the demons to keep them at bay. Then her dogs arrive and chase the demons, killing and eating them. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ñũshĩ Xerewu/Diablos de monte/Forest Demons, 2018-33.045, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26534
      • Item number: 2018-33.034
      • Date: 07 May 2015
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (donor, researcher), María Miranda Llergo (consultant)
      • Language: Yora (mts)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Miranda Llergo narrates the story of Nũwẽ Shidi Charu Wai Shidi, an ancient witchdoctor named Ancient Path of Flowers. One day while he is having visions, two spirits come dump water on him as a practical joke. He gets revenge by chasing them with his shaman's smoke through the spirit realm as they attempt to escape him by changing form. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Ñũwẽ Shidi Charu Wai Shidi/Brujo antiguo que se llama Camino Antiguo de Flores/The Ancient Witchdoctor Named Ancient Path of Flowers, 2018-33.034, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26520
      • Item number: 2018-33.009
      • Date: 19 Aug 2017
      • Contributors: Kelsey Neely (researcher, donor), María Ramírez Ríos (consultant)
      • Language: Yaminawa (yaa)
      • Availability: Online access
      • Place: Sepahua, Ucayali, Peru
      • Description: One .wav file, with accompanying .eaf annotation file. María Ramírez Ríos narrates the story of Pãmã weru kechu chaiya Ĩnãwã Xadukĩã (Pãmã who has long eyelids is Grandmother Jaguar). In this story, a man who has too many mouths to feed takes two of his children into the forest to lose them. The children end up coming across the home of Pãmã, AKA Grandmother Jaguar, who traps them and tries to feed them to fatten them up. Two of Grandmother Jaguar's helpers help the children escape and find their way home. This traditional narrative was volunteered by the speaker and performed extemporaneously.
      • Collection: Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project
      • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
      • Preferred citation: Pãmã weru kechu chaiya Ĩnãwã Xadukĩã/Pãmã que tiene párpados largos es Abuelita Tigre/Pãmã Who Has Long Eyelids Is Grandmother Jaguar, 2018-33.009, in "Materials of the Yaminawa Language Documentation Project", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/26495