The Language Archive

Food_stall
This file consists of a large group of Photographs about food stall on the occasion of the Sakewa dance in Dhankuta in 2004.
purna_song
This is a traditional folk song. But it is mixed with Bantawa. Therefore the session hasn't been transcribed.
phidang_talk
This text is about the various matters of Chintang. It deals mainly about the history of ginger cultivation in Chintang. Krishna Maya Rai also talks about the migration trend of Chintang and compares the current Chintang with the past. She also talks about Jalpa Devi temple in brief and about her childhood as well.
khebak_talk
The whole story is about the friendship between a crab and farmer who used to meet everyday. The narrator describes very interestingly how the crab saves its friend's life.
song_Nep_01
A song celebrating the festival season.
khadak_song
This is a traditional folk song about the wadhangmi festival of kiranti rai people.
Gen_talk
Bishnukala came back to Chintang from Morang after two months. Chandrakala asks about her Morang trip. The whole talk is concentrated on her trip and some day to day matters of Chintang.
Chintang_land
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken in the field (Chintang and surrounding). These photographs are of Chintang landscape.
azikbhar_out
This is the blessing for the benefit of the affines celebrated by all original households of the Chintang.
Field_work
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken in Dhankuta. NKR (Researcher) and IR, NP, GB (Research Assistant) were in the field in Dhankuta. All of them are working there with informants
story_tiger
This text is a traditional folk tale, popular among the Chintang people. It is also found in other societies of Nepal. In this story people get rid of a notorious tiger who was giving trouble to them. The tiger is killed with the help of a needle, cow dung, soybean, wasp, who are represented as personified.
tangkera_04
This text is about the various matters of Nung's trip to Syangja. He narrates why he went to Syangja and what he did there.
madap_thaim_1
The objective of the offering is to bless the affinal relatives.
madap_thaim_1
The objective of the offering is to bless the affinal relatives.
Dressing_A1
This text is about the dressing ceremony in Chintang culture. It is also noted that this is not the native chintang culture. It is borrwed from Brahmin or Chettri. The Wattong blesses and others put tika on the Child's forehead. As this is not originally chintang culture there are dozens of words borrowed from Nepali.
story_rabbit
Sarjal describes how a clever rabbit kills his enemy, Tiger. This is a popular short story in Chintang and in other neighbouring villages.
chambak_proc
The chambak brothers BBR and BhR hold their ritual sword in front of them and walk in a procession to the Tele house, where they stop in the courtyard, chanting together, accompanied by drumming.
tangkera_02
This text is about the various matters of Ahale and Tangkera. There is no electricity in Tangkera. They talk about the need and expect electricity in Tangkera.
DAL_yupung
This is a cultural event. It is mixed up with Nepal and Bantawa language.