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Title Kagiatan Sapopoe 03
Description Series of five videos where Jasid talks about his daily activities.
Origination date 2016-08-07
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Jill Beckman
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Region / village Banten
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Operator Nick Ward
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Roles Eri Kurniawan : researcher
Chye Retty Isnendes : researcher
R. Dian Dia-an : researcher
Hernawan Sunda : researcher
Jasid : speaker
DOI 10.26278/6BRV-S666
Cite as Jill Beckman (collector), Eri Kurniawan (researcher), Chye Retty Isnendes (researcher), R. Dian Dia-an (researcher), Hernawan Sunda (researcher), Jasid (speaker), 2016. Kagiatan Sapopoe 03. MPEG/MP4/MXF/VND.WAV. BAC01-008 at
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BAC01-008-Jasid.mp3 audio/mpeg 1.19 MB 00:01:17.591
BAC01-008-Jasid.mp4 video/mp4 95.7 MB 00:01:17.632
BAC01-008-Jasid.mxf application/mxf 614 MB
BAC01-008-Jasid.wav audio/vnd.wav 42.9 MB 00:01:17.578
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Collection Information
Collection ID BAC01
Collection title Documenting the endangered Indonesian language of the Baduy Dalam
Description The Baduy, who refer to themselves as Kanekes, are an indigenous community living in the mountains of western Java. They secluded themselves in the 16th century, rejecting increasing foreign influences in order to preserve their view of traditional Sundanese society and values. This includes Sunda Wiwitan, a belief system that emphasizes veneration of ancestors and preserving harmony and balance with nature. They strive to preserve life in the manner in which they believe their forebears intended.

The Baduy Dalam number a little over a thousand people and live in three isolated villages. They adhere strictly to the restrictions of their traditional way of life and have historically had very little contact with outsiders. In recent years, the Baduy have had increasing contact with the outside world, largely through ecotourism and the growing integration of the Buduy Luar with wider contemporary Indonesian society. These rapidly evolving social and economic circumstances mean that the Baduy language and culture are currently changing more quickly than at any time in the past.

In response to the rapid transformations occurring among the Baduy, researchers from the Indonesian Education University (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia or UPI) in Bandung teamed up with Iowa-based linguist Bill Davies to initiate a Baduy language documentation project, funded by the US National Science Foundation. Unfortunately, Bill passed away soon after the project got going, but the UPI research team continued their work in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi and the University of Melbourne. Some of the work from this project is presented on this website as a digital resource for the Baduy community and in order to provided information about the heritage of Baduy to the wider world.

This material can be cited as follows:

Kurniawan, Eri (researcher), Chye Retty Isnendes (researcher), R. Dian Dia-an Muniroh(researcher), Hernawan Sunda (researcher), Jill Beckman (collector) Documenting the endangered Indonesian language of the Baduy Dalam. Collection BAC01 at [Other Access].

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant BCS-1562130 to the University of Iowa. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Data access narrative Contact Jill Beckman or Bradley McDonnell to request access.

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