CELD Papua

Eipo is a Trans New Guinea language belonging to the Mek subgroup (Eastern). It is spoken by about 3000 speakers (1987 SIL) in the Eastern highlands of the Indonesian province Papua. Eipo and its neighbouring language Yale have been studied thoroughly by Volker Heeschen for several decades. Most of the Eipo-Data within this archive (cf. the Eipo Heeschen Collection) has been collected by Heeschen in the 1970s and 1980s in the context of the comprehensive DFG (German Research Foundation) project “Mensch, Kultur und Umwelt im zentralen Bergland von West Neuguinea”. Further data has been collected by Heeschen in the following decades, partly also funded by the DFG with a travel and publication...
Iha
Iha is a non-Austronesian language (Trans-New Guinea, Western, west Bomberai proper) spoken in West Bomberai of the Fakfak regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia. It is spoken in inland areas of Kokas and on the North coast of Onin Peninsular. Iha is related to the word Ihandin, which means “sprout of language”. There are approximately 20 vernacular languages found around Fakfak. These languages are scattered from Fakfak up to Kaimana regency. Iha is dominantly used as a lingua franca of the traditional Fakfak and Kaimana people. Besides Iha, the people in Fakfak communicate in Papuan Malay, particularly with the migrants. According to Donohue (1993), the total number of speakers is as...
Yale (Kosarek) is a non-Austronesian language (Trans-New Guinea, Mek), spoken by approximately 2,300 speakers (Ethnologue) in the eastern highlands of Papua, Indonesia. Yale has been extensively documented and described by Volker Heeschen, who started working in Kosarek in 1979. This corpus contains data from two sources: The “Kosarek-Yale Heeschen Collection” contains Heeschen’s old recordings, collected between 1979 and 2005. These materials have been digitized within the DoBeS “Summits”-project. The “Kosarek-Yale Summits Collection” contains newer recordings made by Sonja Riesberg and Nikolaus P. Himmelmann on a field trip in 2013 within the project “Documentation Summits in the Central...
Mpur is a non-Austronesian language spoken by approximately 5000 speakers in the northern area of the Bird's Head in West Papua, Indonesia (cf. Odé 2002). It is considered to be language isolate (Ethnologue 2013). The data within this corpus was collected and processed by Boas Wabia, a native speaker of Mpur and a student of English Language at the State Uninversity of Papua in Manokwari. Wabia's fieldwork was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, within the project "Documentation Summits in the Central Mountains of Papua". When quoting materials from this corpus in a publication, please give the following reference as your source: Boas Wabia. 2013-2016. DoBeS Mpur...
Papuan Malay is a local variety of Malay, spoken in the two eastern most provinces of Indonesia - Papua Barat and Papua - by approximately 1.200.000 speakers (Kluge 2014). It is mostly spoken in the coastal areas and less so in the inland. This corpus currently only contains the “Summits-PAGE Collection” of Papuan Malay, which was collected by Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Sonja Riesberg for research projects in Germany. Within the next couple of years, CELD plans to build up a Papuan Malay database in this place, which will include different genres. The “Summits-PAGE Collection” only consists of data elicited with the help of stimuli (i.e. the Pear Movie, the Tangram Task, etc.). When quoting...
Western Lani is a non-Austronesian language spoken by approximately 50.000 speakers in the western area of lower grand valley in Papua province, Indonesia. It is a Trans-New Guinea, belonging to the sub-group Dani Proper. The data within this corpus was collected and processed by Simon Tabuni, at that time (in 2013) a student of English Language at the State University of Papua in Manokwari. Tabuni's fieldwork was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, as one of the students’ documentation grants that were advertised within the project "Documentation Summits in the Central Mountains of Papua". Simon Tabuni. 2013. DoBeS Western Lani Documentation. The Language Archive MPI...
Yali is a Trans-New Guinea language, spoken in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia. It belongs to the Dani sub-group of the West Trans New-Guinea linkage, and is spoken by approximately 30.000 people in the mountainous area north-east, east, and south-east of the city of Wamena. The Ethnologue lists Pass Valley Yali, Angguruk Yali, and Nina Yali as three distinct languages, belonging to the Ngalik sub-group of the Dani languages. However, people from these different geographic areas seem to be able to understand and communicate with each other. The Yali themselves distinguish four different dialectal regions: Abenaho, Angguruk, Apahapsili, and Ninia. The data within this corpus comes...