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.
Rongga is a marginalized small language of south-central Flores, Indonesia. This three-year documentation project, based at the Australian National University, aims to set up a comprehensive archive of the Rongga language (Austronesian, Flores Island, Indonesia, around 3000 speakers). A variety of data as part of the archive will be collected (digitised audio and visual recordings, (ethnographic) notes based on interviews and observations, as well as anthropological or linguistic descriptions).
Primary investigator: I Wayan Arka