The Livingston Garifuna Collection

La Colección Livingsteña del Idioma Garífuna

Object Details

Collection LanguageGarifuna
Language PIDailla:257372
Title [Indigenous]Budawaguaü Garifuna La Bugagien
Language of Indigenous Titlecab
TitleThe Livingston Garifuna Collection
Country(ies)Guatemala
Collector(s)Broach, Alison
Depositor(s)Broach, Alison
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe materials from this collection capture natural Garifuna speech and accounts that contain information that members of the Garifuna community of Livingston, Guatemala deemed important to preserve. The primary texts entitled "Damaris Interview" and "Catatu Interview" center on midwifery and how the trade is being passed down. "US Voyages" offers two descriptions of the experience of migrating to the US. "Our Grandmother" is primarily an informal conversation among women seventy and older about motherhood and the past. Recordings from this collection were made in 2015.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages Grant under award number BCS-1500811. Materials were created to support the anthropological doctoral dissertation research of Alison Broach. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
ReferencesBroach, Alison. (In progress). Of Elders and Ancestors: Language Loss as a Cultural Phenomenon in a Garifuna Town. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia.