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On-line language documentation for Biak (Austronesian)

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ESRC Project RES-000-22-3788
Principal investigator: Mary Dalrymple
Co-investigator: Suriel Mofu

This collaborative project involved the University of Oxford and two universities in Papua, Universitas Cenderawasih and Universitas Negeri Papua, in the creation of an on-line database of digital audio texts and their linguistically annotated transcriptions and translations for the Austronesian language Biak, a language with about 50,000-70,000 speakers in Papua. The annotated transcriptions are produced using Toolbox, a freely-available data management and analysis tool for language documentation, which supports the creation of resources in various forms: transcribed texts with free translations into Indonesian and English (of most use to the Biak-speaking community and for pedagogical use in Papua) and linguistically annotated transcriptions in two forms: a standard human-readable form like the paper-based corpora familiar to linguists, and a translation of this form to XML via the utility tools for Toolbox, suitable for computer analysis and database search. These resources provide a snapshot of audio and textual data on the language, and are useful for language preservation efforts, for ongoing efforts to produce teaching materials in the indigenous languages of Papua, and as a basis for the creation of dictionaries and glossaries in the language. Since they are linguistically annotated, they are also useful for linguists conducting research on Biak and related Austronesian languages. We are grateful to the ESRC for providing support for this project in the amount of £78,858. The project ran from October 2009 to September 2010.

Details of the grant can be found on the ESRC Society Today web site.

Additional material on the Biak language is available on the website The Biak language in its cultural context, maintained by Wilco van den Heuvel at VU University Amsterdam.

Resources for Texts 1 through 17 and 19 through 24:

Toolbox dictionary database

Toolbox wordlist, indexed to transcribed texts

Transcribed texts in Toolbox format

Transcribed texts in XML format

Text 1: MYOS BYAK RANDAKYA "HISTORY OF BIAK"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Demianus Baransano
Age : 76
Dialect of Biak: Saba/Wadibu (East Biak)
Data recorded on Tuesday, 12 September 2004 at 4pm
Location : Saba Village, Marao-East Biak

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 2: SNONGGAKU EBE BABARA, EBYOR MA EBEMNORE "THE SCABBY MAN, THE BALD MAN, AND THE MAN WITH THE SNOTTY NOSE"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Monday, 13 September 2004 at 08.00am
Location: Orwer Village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 3: FAFYAR BEKUR KORBEN MA BIN YOMGA "THE STORY ABOUT DRAGON AND THE YOMGA WOMAN"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Demianus Baransano
Age : 76
Dialect of Biak: Saba/Wadibu (East Biak)
Data recorded on Tuesday, 12 September 2004
Location : Saba Village, Marao-East Biak

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 4: WOS BYAK RO RAS-RAS 1 (CASUAL CONVERSATION 1)

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Henoch Mofu (59 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
  2. Badu Rumbekwan (49 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Sorndiweri (Korido)
  3. Benyamin Rumbewas (48 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
  4. Gr Awom (50 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Mandender (West Biak)
  5. Yan Piet Msen (50 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Samber (South Biak)
  6. Eskol Mampioper (52 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Samber (South Biak)
  7. Yesaya Mansoben (40 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Korem (North Biak)
  8. Yance Iryouw (42 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak : Korem (North Biak)
  9. Simon Inggamer (44 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak : Bosnik (East Biak)
Date : Friday, 22 October 2005 at 09.00am
Location: Department of Education Office, Biak Town

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 5: FAFYAR BEKURU INAI YOMGA MA IKAK KORBENI "THE STORY OF THE YOMGA GIRL AND THE DRAGON"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Henoch Mofu
Age : 59 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : Friday, 22 October 2005 at 09.00am
Location: Orwer Village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 6: WOS BYAK RO RAS-RAS 2 (CASUAL CONVERSATION 2)

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Henoch Mofu (59 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
  2. Elihut Rumkorem (32 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  3. Kumi Mofu (28 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  4. William Mofu (27 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  5. Sergius Rumkorem (35 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
Date : Friday, 22 October 2005 at 09.00am
Location: Orwer Village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 7: FAFYAR BEBA MANARMAK'RDI "THE GREAT STORY OF MANARMAKERI"

Text in Biak : Arnold C. Ap

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Friday, 22 October 2004 at 08.00am
Location: Nyampun Village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 8: ARUKEN MA MANGGABRAS "ARUKEN FISH AND MANGGABRAS FISH"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 62
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Saturday, 17 April 2010
Location: Mandiri, South Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 9: ANGGANGGINEM AWIN "MESSAGE FROM MOTHER"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 62
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Saturday, 17 April 2010
Location: Mandiri, South Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 10: DOU AWIN "MOTHER'S SONG"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 62
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Saturday, 17 April 2010
Location: Mandiri, South Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 11: DOU ARWO PRIM "DAWN SONG"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Monday, 13 September 2004
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 12: DOU ORI DEK "SUNRISE SONG"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Monday, 13 September 2004
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 13: DOU APUSE "A SONG FOR GRANDCHILDREN"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Monday, 13 September 2004
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 14: FAFYAR RO MNU SEPSE "A STORY FROM SEPSE VILLAGE"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Abner Ansek
Age : 55
Dialect of Biak: Sepse (East Biak Highland)
Date : Saturday, 17 April 2010
Location: Sepse village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 15: FAFYAR RO MNU RAMDORI 1 "A STORY FROM RAMDORI VILLAGE 1"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Yohanes Aprombis and Henoch Mofu
Age : both 63
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak (West Biak)
Date : Saturday, 28 March 2010
Location: Ramdori village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 16: FAFYAR RO MNU RAMDORI 2 "A STORY FROM RAMDORI VILLAGE 2"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Yusak Aprombis (44 yrs old) and Henoch Mofu (63 yrs old)
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak (West Biak)
Date : Saturday, 28 March 2010
Location: Ramdori village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 17: FAFYAR RO MNU RAMDORI 3 "A STORY FROM RAMDORI VILLAGE 3"

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Hannah Aprombis (44 yrs old) and Henoch Mofu (63 yrs old)
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak (West Biak)
Date : Saturday, 28 March 2010
Location: Ramdori village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 18: FAFYAR INSOS KABOR RO MNU SOPEN

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004 at 15.00pm
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Text 19: WOR 1

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 20: WOR 2

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 21: WOR 3

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 22: WOR 4

Text in Biak : Suriel Mofu

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 23: ANGGANGGINEM 1

Text in Biak : Frans Rumbrawer

Video Recording: Click here to play video

Narrator : Frans Rumbrawer
Age : 56 yrs old
Location: Oxford, England
Date : Friday, 12 March 2010 at 10.00am
Dialect of Biak: Bar Risen (North Biak)

Downloadable resources:

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Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 24: ANGGANGGINEM 2

Text in Biak : Frans Rumbrawer

Video Recording: Click here to play video

Narrator : Frans Rumbrawer
Age : 56 yrs old
Location: Oxford, England
Date : Friday, 12 march 2010 at 10.00am
Dialect of Biak: Bar Risen (North Biak)

Downloadable resources:

Video file (.mpg)

Biak transcribed text

Indonesian translation

English translation

Text 25: FAFYAR RO MNU SABA WARWER

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Henoch Mofu (59 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
  2. Demianus Baransano (78 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Saba-Warwer (East Biak)
Date : Tuesday, 12 September 2004
Location: Saba, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Text 26: KORBEN MA MANWEN 1 "DRAGON AND GHOST"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Text 27: KORBEN MA MANWEN 2 "DRAGON AND GHOST"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Marinus Wanma
Age : 78 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : 14 August 2004
Location: Sopen Village, West Biak

Downloadable resources:

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Text 28: VOKAL GROUP ORWER

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Singers :
  1. Elihut Rumkorem (32 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  2. Kumi Mofu (28 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  3. William Mofu (27 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak: Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  4. Sergius Rumkorem (35 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  5. Sergius Rumkorem (35 yrs old)
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  6. Yani Rumbiak
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  7. Asartiel Inggamer
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  8. Yusuf Rumere
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  9. Rumawi Inggamer
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  10. Raymond Rumere
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
  11. Frengki Usior
    Dialect of Biak : Nyampun/Bosnik (East Biak)
Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
Date : Friday, 22 October 2005 at 09.00am
Location: Orwer Village, East Biak

Downloadable resources:

Sound file (.wav)

Text 29: FAFYAR BEKUR KAWASA BYAK MOB SIKENEM RA YA, Kaset 1 "THE STORY ABOUT THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE BIAK PEOPLE, 1st tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Carlos Workrar
Age : 85
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak
Data recorded on 15th April 1993
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer: Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 30: FAFYAR BEKUR KAWASA BYAK MOB SIKENEM RA YA, Kaset 2 "THE STORY ABOUT THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE BIAK PEOPLE, 2nd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Carlos Workrar
Age : 85
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak
Data recorded on 15th April 1993
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer: Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 31: FAFYAR BEKUR KAWASA BYAK MOB SIKENEM RA YA, Kaset 3 "THE STORY ABOUT THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE BIAK PEOPLE, 3rd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Carlos Workrar
Age : 85
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak
Data recorded on 15th April 1993
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer: Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 32: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 1 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 1st tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 15th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 33: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 2 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 2nd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 15th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 34: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 3 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 3rd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 16th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 35: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 4 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 4th tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 16th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 36: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 5 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 5th tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 17th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 37: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 6 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 6th tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 17th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 38: FAFYAR BEKUR BRIM EROBAIDO IFEN, Kaset 7 "THE STORY ABOUT TARO, 7th tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 17th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 39: KAYOB "MOURNING"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrator : Sandelina Iryouw
Age : 68
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 4th March 1994
Location : Jayapura

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Text 40: FAFYAR BEKUR SINAN RUMBRAWER, Kaset 1 "THE STORY ABOUT ELDER RUMBRAWER, 1st tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Sandelina Iryouw (68 years old)
  2. Spenyel Iryouw (46 years old)
    Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 15th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 41: WOR OSER MA FAFYAR BEKUR SINAN RUMBRAWER, Kaset 2 "A WOR SONG AND THE STORY ABOUT ELDER RUMBRAWER, 2nd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Sandelina Iryouw (68 years old)
  2. Spenyel Iryouw (46 years old)
    Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 15th April 1994
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

Downloadable resources:

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Text 42: TANAH ADAT "CUSTOMARY LAND"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Carlos Workrar (74 years old)
  2. Alex Kompenia Rumbiak (81 years old)
    Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 4th November 1983
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

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Text 43: YAWOSI "THE STORY OF YAWOSI"

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Narrator : Ari Iryouw
Age : 51 years old
Dialect of Biak : Sor
Date : 1988
Location : Bosnabraidi, North Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

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Text 44: WOR (AFYAIS), Kaset 1 "BIAK TRADITIONAL SONGS, 1st tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Singers : Afyais group
  1. Semen Arwam (deceased) (68 yrs old)
  2. Korinus Arwam (58 yrs old)
  3. Yowel Arwam (56 yrs old)
  4. Kostan Arwam (48 yrs old)
  5. Isak Arwam I (deceased) (66 yrs old)
  6. Isak Arwam II (58 yrs old)
  7. Frantikus Arwam (45 yrs old)
  8. Dance Asyerem (47 yrs old)
  9. Yuda Mnsiren (49 yrs old)
  10. Melky Arwam (55 yrs old)
  11. Lukas Fakdawer (64 yrs old)
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak
Date : 11 March 1983
Location: Warkimbon/Rarwaina

Downloadable resources:

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Text 45: WOR (AFYAIS), Kaset 2 "BIAK TRADITIONAL SONGS, 2nd tape"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Singers : Afyais group
  1. Semen Arwam (deceased) (68 yrs old)
  2. Korinus Arwam (58 yrs old)
  3. Yowel Arwam (56 yrs old)
  4. Kostan Arwam (48 yrs old)
  5. Isak Arwam I (deceased) (66 yrs old)
  6. Isak Arwam II (58 yrs old)
  7. Frantikus Arwam (45 yrs old)
  8. Dance Asyerem (47 yrs old)
  9. Yuda Mnsiren (49 yrs old)
  10. Melky Arwam (55 yrs old)
  11. Lukas Fakdawer (64 yrs old)
Dialect of Biak: Warbyak
Date : 11 March 1983
Location: Warkimbon/Rarwaina

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Text 46: FAFYAR BEKURU MNU SAMBER "THE STORY OF THE SAMBER VILLAGE"

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Narrator : Paulus Wospakrik
Age : 48 yrs old
Dialect of Biak: Samber (West Biak)
Date : Friday, 22 Februari 2010
Location: Abepura - Jayapura

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Text 47: FAFYAR RO AIRPORT BIAK "A STORY FROM BIAK AIRPORT"

Audio Recording: Click here to play audio

Narrators :
  1. Henoch Mofu (63)
    Dialect of Biak: Swandiwe (West Biak)
  2. Pakomius Rumbiak (63)
    Dialect of Biak : Yenburwo
Date : Saturday, 23 February 2010
Location: Frans Kasiepo Airport - Biak
Interviewer : Frans Rumbrawer

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Text 48: KAWASA KRISTEN KAKYAR SENA "WHAT A CHRISTIAN BELIEVES, 1"

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Narrator : Unknown
Age : unknown
Dialect of Biak: Unknown
Date : Unknown
Location: Unknown
This is an early recording of the Biak language.
Available by permission of the Global Recordings Network.

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Text 49: YESUS BYUK KANKENEM BEMNAIBA "JESUS GIVES ETERNAL LIFE"

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Narrator : Unknown
Age : unknown
Dialect of Biak: Unknown
Date : Unknown
Location: Unknown
This is an early recording of the Biak language.
Available by permission of the Global Recordings Network.

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Text 50: MGAK AWER "DO NOT BE AFRAID"

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Narrator : Unknown
Age : unknown
Dialect of Biak: Unknown
Date : Unknown
Location: Unknown
This is an early recording of the Biak language.
Available by permission of the Global Recordings Network.

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Text 51: KAWASA KRISTEN KAKYAR SENA 2 "WHAT A CHRISTIAN BELIEVES, 2"

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Narrator : Unknown
Age : unknown
Dialect of Biak: Unknown
Date : Unknown
Location: Unknown
This is an early recording of the Biak language.
Available by permission of the Global Recordings Network.

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Text 52: YESUS IDIBRI KWAR "THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST"

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Narrator : Unknown
Age : unknown
Dialect of Biak: Unknown
Date : Unknown
Location: Unknown
This is an early recording of the Biak language.
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Text 53: URBASA "ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN"

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Text 54: INKBOR RI SAMFUR "THE TEN VIRGINS"

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Text 55: KANKENEM BEBABO "A NEW NATURE"

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Text 56: MAZMUR MA DOU 1 "PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS 1"

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Text 57: MAZMUR MA DOU 2 "PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS 2"

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Text 58: MAZMUR MA DOU 3 "PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS 3"

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Text 59: MAZMUR MA DOU 4 "PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS 4"

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Text 60: KAPAPAR BEPAMPAM, Kaset 1 "GENEALOGY, 1st tape"

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Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 58
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Monday, 17 September 2006
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

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Text 61: KAPAPAR BEPAMPAM, Kaset 2 "GENEALOGY, 2nd tape"

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Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 58
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Sunday, 17 September 2006
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

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Text 62: KAPAPAR BEPAMPAM, Kaset 3 "GENEALOGY, 3rd tape"

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Narrator : Bernece Mofu
Age : 58
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Sunday, 17 September 2006
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

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Text 63: DOU AWIN "A MOTHER'S SONGS"

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Singer : Bernece Mofu
Age : 57
Dialect of Biak: Mandori (Numfor Island)
Date : Sunday, 17 September 2006
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

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Text 64: PADUAN SUARA ORWER "ORWER CHOIR"

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Narrator : Ananias Rumere
Age : 48
Dialect of Biak: Nyampun (East Biak)
Singers : Orwer Choir
Dialect of Biak : Nyampun Orwer (East Biak)
Date : September 2006
Location: Orwer village, East Biak

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