Recorded Events

Recorded Event: History of Wautogik Clemen Hayin version

Type: Narrative: Traditional

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-05-04 Location: Wautogik Duration: 31:59

Description: The authoritative history of the events leading to the founding of Wautogik village

Note: Authoritative version of the Waut charter tale, with help.

Note: For last third of the text, the Elan is the original transcription. Errors likely.

Note: notebook: g.47-56


  1. Clemen Hayin · Primary, (M : c 73) Wautogik ~ went to the Boikin Catholic school in Tok Pisin, no literacy, traditional leader of Wautogik village's first clan (Abahinem)
  2. Arnold Watiem · Secondary, (M : 62) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, educated to grade 3
  3. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  4. Harry Sakagu · Secondary, (M : c 40) Wautogik ~ some Arapesh with some effort


Cassette cover scan (click to enlarge)

tape 06 (A)


  1. Clemen Hayin's History of Wautogik (click to view)