Elicitation on verb stem alternation

Elicitation on verb stem alternation. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 7, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Consent and speaker background: Hauva transcript

Consent and speaker background: Hauva

Consent and speaker background of Hauva including education, languages spoken, and places lived. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Discussion about Rabha language documentation activities transcript

Discussion about Rabha language documentation activities

Group discussion about ongoing language documentation activities in the Rabha community.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of a traditional song

Group performance of a traditional song accompanied by traditional instruments.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of a traditional song

Group performance of a traditional song accompanied by traditional instruments.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of a traditional song

Group performance of a traditional song accompanied by traditional instruments.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of childrens' rhymes and jokes

Rajkumar Rabha recites childrens' rhymes and jokes about a bird called Sukia and why Rabha people don't have beards.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of childrens' songs and rhymes

Sandesh Bakshaka performs childrens' songs and rhymes 'Jeng Jeng Mai' about insects, 'Sa Ning Tham' used to teach counting, and 'Rel Gari' which imitates train sounds.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Personal narrative about migration

Personal narrative about migration. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story

Retelling of the Pear Story. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional narrative 'Bakso Barairi kahini'

Charumohan Rabha tells the traditional narrative 'Bakso Barairi kahini' about how Rabha clans were formed, including the Bakso, Torang, and Lem clans. In this story, villagers offered a girl to the snake king who lived in the hills every year. The main characters are two brothers who save a beautiful girl from being fed to the snake king by cheating him with a banana tree. Finally they succeeded, and the snake king was killed by the villagers. From then on, the villagers lived peacefully without fear. The clans were formed based on the roles the villagers played in defeating the snake king.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional narrative 'Tukhur Sabra'

Durjudhan Rabha Turo tells the traditional narrative 'Tukhur Sabra' about a dove.
Date: June 3, 2023
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla & Rabha, Subhash
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Elicitation on verb stem alternation

Elicitation on verb stem alternation. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 2, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Elicitation on verb stem alternation

Elicitation on verb stem alternation. Recorded in Old Bagbahar.
Date: June 2, 2023
Creator: Saikia, Anujeema
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Description of millet preparation

Mrs. Humchung is one of the oldest people living in Thragom village. She describes how to prepare and consume millet and demonstrates how to improve the taste of the millet by stirring with the ladle. She recommends having this meal along with hot chili paste.
Date: June 22, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation and demonstration of Nêpo appeasement rituals

After a casual conversation, Mr. Karma Wangdi demonstrates the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Nêpo, a local ghost or spirit who steals the life force of humans. He appeases Nêpo, asking him to divert life's obstacles.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation and demonstration of Nêpo appeasement rituals

After a casual conversation, Mr. Karma Wangdi demonstrates the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Nêpo, a local ghost or spirit who steals the life force of humans. He appeases Nêpo, asking him to divert life's obstacles.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Demonstration of Nêpo appeasement rituals

Mr. Karma Wangdi demonstrates the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Nêpo, a local ghost or spirit who steals the life force of humans. The name Nêpo is Dakpa for 'guest'. He can be appeased by raising prayer flags using mugwort and offering wine. Also present were Gajay and Wangdi's grandchildren.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Demonstration of Nêpo appeasement rituals

Mr. Karma Wangdi demonstrates the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Nêpo, a local ghost or spirit who steals the life force of humans. The name Nêpo is Dakpa for 'guest'. He can be appeased by raising prayer flags using mugwort and offering wine. Also present were Gajay and Wangdi's grandchildren.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Description of Tshong Tshongma appeasement rituals

Mr. Karma Wangdi describes the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Tshong Tshongma, the most sacred mountain in Eastern Bhutan. It is accessible only for four months per year due to local customs and myths. At over 4000m, Tshong Tshongma is a very important deity, especially to the people in its vicinity. They appease Tshong Tshongma before making offerings to the other local deities by raising three flags, burning three units of incense, and offering wine. When someone is seriously ill near Tshong Tshongma, they may offer an ox.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Description of Tshong Tshongma appeasement rituals

Mr. Karma Wangdi describes the Bon ritual ceremonies used to appease Tshong Tshongma, the most sacred mountain in Eastern Bhutan. It is accessible only for four months per year due to local customs and myths. At over 4000m, Tshong Tshongma is a very important deity, especially to the people in its vicinity. They appease Tshong Tshongma before making offerings to the other local deities by raising three flags, burning three units of incense, and offering wine. When someone is seriously ill near Tshong Tshongma, they may offer an ox.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of the Arpo dance ritual, part 1

'Arpo' is a generic term for the naked dance ritual practiced in Chema village, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. Mr. Karma Wangdi is well-known for his efforts to sustain these rituals in Chema village. In this recording, he performs the first stanza of naked dance which describes the origin of Arpo.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of the Arpo dance ritual, part 1

'Arpo' is a generic term for the naked dance ritual practiced in Chema village, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. Mr. Karma Wangdi is well-known for his efforts to sustain these rituals in Chema village. In this recording, he performs the first stanza of naked dance which describes the origin of Arpo.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Performance of the Arpo dance ritual, part 3

'Arpo' is a generic term for the naked dance ritual practiced in Chema village, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. Mr. Karma Wangdi is well-known for his efforts to sustain these rituals in Chema village. In this recording, he is invoking the deities and asking them to be his guidance.
Date: June 19, 2022
Creator: Tshewang, Tashi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library