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    • Collection number: 2016-06
    • Primary contributors: "Viejo" Chávez (consultant), Brent Berlin (donor, researcher), Alberto Espejo (consultant), Ernesto Ankuash (consultant)
    • Additional contributor: José Shimpukat (participant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Dates: 1970-1979
    • Extent: 10 cassettes
    • Historical information: This collection consists of the field recordings produced by anthropologist Brent Berlin (PhD 1964, Stanford University) during his ethnozoological research among Chicham (also known as Jivaroan) peoples of western Amazonia in the 1970s. Research was conducted in the Cenepa and Santiago river drainages, two left-bank tributaries of the Marañón River, which joins with the Huallaga River to the northeast to form the Amazon. Chicham languages comprise a dialect continuum of five varieties -- Awajún (aka Aguaruna), Wampís (aka Huambisa), Achuar, Shuar, and Shiwiar -- that span the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border. Due to their relative isolation during the colonial and early national periods of Ecuador and Peru, Chicham languages at the outset of the 21st century remain some of the most vital of Amazonia, with several tens of thousands of speakers across all varieties.
      Metadata not in brackets derives from the original metadata on the cassette tapes. Metadata in brackets results from inspection of the recordings by archive workers.
    • Scope and content: Sixteen digitized recordings including whistle talk, curing ceremonies, traditional narratives, music, and a self-interview by the depositor
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Awajún Sound Recordings, SCL 2016-06, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2BP00SV

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    • Item number: 2016-06.007
    • Date: 26 Jul 1978
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (donor, researcher), Alberto Espejo (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV files BB-8A, BB-8B, and BB-9A
    • Place: Cenepa River, Amazonas, Peru
    • Description: [Stories directed to apparently American speaker of Awajún, who understands and occasionally responds]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Mammal stories, 2016-06.007, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2QZ280S
    • Item number: 2016-06.004
    • Date: 1974
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor), Alberto Espejo (consultant), Ernesto Ankuash (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-2B
    • Place: Cenepa River, Amazonas, Peru
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Nungkui Story, Foam on the Pastaza, 2016-06.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2445JHD
    • Item number: 2016-06.003
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor), Alberto Espejo (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-2A
    • Description: [Probably recorded on the Cenepa River in 1974, as it is Side A of a tape, the Side B of which contains this metadata]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Story 1], 2016-06.003, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X27W696C

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