The Enxet Documentation Project

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.

Enxet Sur is an Enlhet-Enenlhet (Maskoyan) language of roughly 4,000 speakers spread across several communities in the department of Presidente Hayes in the Paraguayan Chaco. The purpose of this project is to create annotated audio-video recordings of Enxet with a focus on traditional use of plants and animals, to set up a lexical database and to begin detailed structural analysis for the enrichment of a more long term documentation project. Primary investigator: John Elliott

Project Details


Location: Paraguay, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Hawai'i at Manoa Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £3,579.00 Commencement Date: 01/2012
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