Documenting cultural events in Cangin, a Noon language of Senegal

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.

The Cangin language, a dialect of Noon (ISO 39-3:snf), is spoken by approximately 9000 people. They live in Thiès (14.8047 / -16.924339), a region in the west of Senegal. The project\'s aim is to document ceremonial performances and conversations about \'payaa\' (divination) and \'mbilim\' (songs and dance festival) of Cangin community. This corpus will provide audio and video recordings of cultural events as well as a window in to their history and language as the basis for the applicant\'s dissertation which is an anlysis of the grammatical construction of the language. Primary investigator: Mohamadou Hamine Wane

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Location: Senegal Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £11,824.00 Commencement Date: 01/2009
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