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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-14, 19:56

Ama a.k.a. Nyimang is one of two languages that are apparently related to the Nubian languages. It is one of various languages spoken in the Nuba Mountains or Nuba Hills; the border between Sudan and South Sudan runs through these mountains. This is a clip of singing and dancing from the Nuba Mountains, but I'm not sure whether it's in Ama or one of the other languages indigenous to this area:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhKzxDFgSXg

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-22, 20:44

The Kadu languages are a small family of languages spoken in the Nuba Mountains. They have variously been classified as Niger-Congo and then Nilo-Saharan, both on the basis of little evidence, and may in fact not be related with other languages at all. Tulishi a.k.a. Tullishi, Kuntulishi, Thulishi, or Tulesh is one of the members of the Kadu language family. This is a song in Tulishi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uALwSszQhdA

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-24, 2:01

Logorik a.k.a. Liguri (perhaps also known as Logori) is one of the Daju languages, which are a group of languages scattered across a wide area in Chad and Sudan and part of the Eastern Sudanic proposal. It's related to the Dar Sila Daju spoken a long ways away in Chad, but Dar Sila Daju is a Western Daju language whereas Logorik is an Eastern Daju language and thus from a different branch of the Daju family from Dar Sila Daju. This is a (11+-minute-long) video of singing and dancing, apparently of a ceremony, and the singing is apparently in Logorik:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0sZtAV_nXE

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-11, 3:41

Dilling is a Hill Nubian language (as is Karko, one of the languages I posted a song in earlier) spoken in the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan near the town of Dilling. This is a video of a dance accompanied by a song that apparently is in the Dilling language:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJruBTQGIyM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-16, 5:50

Wali a.k.a. Walari, Walarishe, or Wele is another Hill Nubian language spoken in the Nuba Mountains to the southwest of where Karko is spoken and to the northeast of a town called Katla. This is a video from 2016 of a traditional dance accompanied by singing in Wali:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynujOT9hatI

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-27, 4:33

Thuri a.k.a. Turi is a Luo language spoken in South Sudan. The Luo languages are Western Nilotic languages (like Dinka) and include Thuri and Dholuo, former American president Barack Obama's father's native language. These are two traditional (Christmas?) songs in Thuri:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TlXHUm5KM

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-03, 4:56

Although the Ubangian languages are primarily spoken in Central Africa, there are some Ubangian languages spoken in South Sudan as well as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They are called the Sere languages and may form a valid subgroup within Ubangian; they are apparently most closely related to the Ngbaka and Mba subgroups. One of the Sere languages is Belanda Viri a.k.a. Balanda Viri, Belanda, B(v)iri, BGamba, or (Mbe/Mve)gumba. It's closely related to a few of the other languages in a group called Sere-Bviri. This is a song in Belanda Viri, apparently called "Nawinde ne dor sono mbpong mbpa yoo":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWo81eiOMlY

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-24, 7:30

Belanda Bor a.k.a. Bor is another Luo language spoken in South Sudan, closely related to Thuri. Like Thuri and unlike the Luo languages spoken in Kenya, Uganda, the DRC, and Tanzania, it is part of the Northern Luo branch. This is a GRN recording of a song in Bor entitled "Come Let Us Pray Together":
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A15860

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-02, 8:16

Morokodo is the name of a dialect continuum spoken in South Sudan; one of these dialects/varieties is called Mo'da or Gberi. Morokodo is apparently pretty closely related to Bongo, albeit spoken further to the southeast, a little closer to the border with DRC. This is another GRN recording of a song in Mo'da:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/A13291

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-03, 5:00

Mündü a.k.a. Mondo is one of the Ngbaka languages but not as closely related to Gbanzili or Monzombo as they are to each other. It's spoken mainly in South Sudan but also, to a lesser extent, across the border in the DRC. This GRN clip begins with a very brief song that's apparently in Mündü:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C12490

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-08, 0:25

Kare a.k.a. Kari is a poorly documented Bantu language of uncertain affiliation spoken in the northeastern part of the DRC and, to a much lesser extent, across the border in the CAR. It might belong to the Bomokandian group within the Boan group, along with Kango. This is a GRN clip with a song at the end (from 6:20) that's supposedly in Kare:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/11160

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby ReachingOut » 2019-08-08, 15:11

Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica & Stelu Enache - Armãna mea. Sung in Aromanian, a minority language spoken in various parts of the Balkans, in this case, Romania.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGog7L4jW-U

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby ReachingOut » 2019-08-08, 15:16

Here's another one in Aromanian, for the album "Iskender"
Stelu Enache, Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica & Gheorghe Zamfir - Di-una eta him armanji
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a72gu4sD10

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-09, 4:22

Bwa is a Bomokandian language closely related to Kango and spoken in the northern part of the DRC. This clip from the GRN ends in a song that's supposedly in Bwa, starting at 5:14:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/12431

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-09, 18:29

Bangba a.k.a. Abangba is a Ngbaka language spoken in the northeastern part of the DRC. It's closely related to Mündü and even more closely related to Mayogo, though not closely enough to be mutually intelligible with either of the other two languages. This is a song in Bangba called "Egbi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOZwQqhMI2Y

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-25, 20:52

Budu a.k.a. Kibudu is a Bantu language spoken in the DRC belonging to a subgroup of Bantu languages called the Nyali languages, which, at least for the most part, appear to be very closely related. The second GRN clip in this link begins with a 30-second-long song that's apparently in Budu:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/7800

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-27, 2:08

Mangbutu is a language spoken in the Ituri Forest and closely related to Lese. This is a GRN clip that's supposedly in Mangbutu with a song from 3:25-3:43. I feel like I should recognize the tune (as a Christian hymn), but I can't off the top of my head, at least:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/10891

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-01, 4:36

Mbo is a Bantu language spoken in or near the Ituri Forest, to the southwest of where Mangbutu is spoken and just west of where Bila is spoken. Ethnologue claims it is lexically similar to Budu. This is a song that I suspect might be in Mbo; in any case, I'm pretty sure it's not in a major language spoken in the DRC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBmekCMEFXk

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-08, 3:33

Mba is one of the Mba languages, which in turn is part of the Ngbaka-Mba subgroup of the Sere-Mba (or Seri-Mba) group within Ubangian. The second clip in this link from the GRN has some songs that are supposedly in Mba, the first of which is from 6:47 to 7:07:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/4571

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Re: Music in minority languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-20, 4:42

Bhele a.k.a. Ebhele, Piri, or Kipiri is a Bantu language spoken to the east of where Komo is spoken. It may be closely related to Bila. This is a GRN link; the first clip has a song starting around 3:05 that is apparently in Bhele. It ends around 3:47:
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/1610


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