Recorded Events

Recorded Event: History of Waut Sahamia version

Type: Narrative: Traditional

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-01-17 Location: Wautogik Duration: 20:49

Description: Village founding story

Note: first story recorded in the fieldwork. Both researcher and speaker were shaky.

Note: notebook: p.132-142


  1. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  2. Joseph Sahamia · Primary, (M : c 33) Wautogik ~ Very good Arapesh. Finished grade 12. Worked in Lae at a shipping company.


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  1. Joseph Sahamia's History of Wautogik