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Title Interviews with Samo Sisa on Gutob cultural topics
Description Village headman Samo Sisa, who is also Kamla Sisa's father, discusses Gutob folklore, cultural practices and local activities. He introduces himself and his role in the community, discusses marriage practices, the origin of the Gutob people, as well as how many clan and ethnic groups exist in the village. This takes place in Gangare ngom (Kangapada) village, p/o Lamtaput, p/s Machkund, District Koraput, pin 764081, Odisha State, India.
Origination date 2015-10-15
Origination date free form
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Gregory Anderson
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Language as given Gutob
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Dialect Gutob
Region / village South Asia
Originating university
Data Categories primary text
Data Types Sound
Discourse type interactive_discourse
Roles Gregory Anderson : depositor
Opino Gomango : researcher
Samo Sisa : speaker
DOI 10.4225/72/59bbf9446a824
Cite as Gregory Anderson (collector), Gregory Anderson (depositor), Opino Gomango (researcher), Samo Sisa (speaker), 2015. Interviews with Samo Sisa on Gutob cultural topics. EAF+XML/MPEG/MP4/MXF/PDF/VND.WAV/WEBM. GA2-Samo1 at
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Collection Information
Collection ID GA2
Collection title Gutob Language Recordings
Description Videos, audio recordings and images from fieldwork among Gutob speakers, 2015-2017. The language documentation materials include an extensive lexical and grammatical collection in the form of recorded words, phrases, and oral texts. Over 13,000 of the collected Gutob words were compiled into the first-ever online Gutob Talking Dictionary. The related transcriptions, recorded materials and dictionary database spreadsheet are all included in this deposit.

The Gutob Talking Dictionary is available at:

For all of the lexical and grammatical content, the associated master list and all transcriptions are included. For many of the recorded grammatical elicitations, as well as many of the video and audio recordings of oral texts, the relevant ELAN annotations are also included (in .EAF format). These items were collected, edited, annotated and transcribed by Gregory D. S. Anderson with help from researchers Opino Gomango and Bikram Jora, speakers Bondu Kirsani, Tankadhar Sisa, Kamla Sisa and Radha Kirsani, as well as field assistants Gajendra Pradhan, Sujesh Gomango and Satosh Padni. The materials were organized and archived with PARADISEC by Anna Luisa Daigneault for Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.

Assistance with digitizing the annotations using the ELAN software was provided by the following volunteers: Katie Li, Shelby Sands, Murilo da Silva Barros, Henry Wu, Hannah Bishop, and Michael Horlick, Dylan Charter, Dave Prine, Theresa Usuriello, Juhyae Kim, Edward Hess, Amatullah Brown, Zainah Asfoor, Gillian Gardiner, Virginia Vázquez, Sarah Agou, Charis Nandor, Corinne Van Ryckeghem, Leena Dihingia, Thorin Engeseth, Priyanka Pradeepkumar, Wojciech Zeyland, Jacquelyn Duffy, Vasiliki Moutzouri, Durgesh Rajan, Andrea Macanovic, Anna Peckham, Charlie Baranski, Cheyenne Wing, Kevin Sanders, Pranav Merchant.

The Gutob language documentation project was made possible by award no. 1500092 from the National Science Foundation, "Documentation of Gutob, an endangered Munda language of India.” This support is gratefully acknowledged.

Gutob data from this deposit was presented by Dr. Gregory Anderson and Dr. Bikram Jora at various international academic conferences between 2016 and 2018. Gutob research was included in presentations at the Symposium About Language and Society (SALSA), Documentary Linguistics: Asian Perspectives (DLAP-2), the 7th International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics (ICAAL 7), New Ways of Analyzing Variation Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP5), the International workshop on typological profiles of language families of South Asia, the 1st International Conference of Munda Linguistics, the International Conference on Indian Languages in Contact Situations: Historical, Typological and Sociolinguistic Perspectives, as well as at other events.
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