Documentation of Ehueun Language and River Worship

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

Kiong (ISO 639-3 kkm) also called Kayon is a moribund Upper Cross River language spoken in Odukpani and Akampka, Nigeria which according to ethnologue has an ethnic population of 570. It is a cross-border language that is largely endangered by the prevalence of Efik on it. There is a great bombardment of Efik on the culture and language of Kiong that we already have a case of cultural onslaught where festivals in Kiong are done using Efik. The language is at the verge of losing entirely the language and culture if documentation is not quickly done. Primary investigator: Oluwakayode Komolafe

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Location: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Ibadan Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £8,412.00 Commencement Date: 01/2015 Project Status: Active
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