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Audio/videoSummary in EnglishSummary in native languageSpeaker detailsRecording/instrument details
The bride, and the women in her family used to weep while she would be leaving for in-laws' house in the Indian state of Odisha. Odia: ବାପଘର ଛାଡ଼ି ଶାଶୂଘରକୁ ଗଲାବେଳେ କନିଆଁ ଓ ତାଙ୍କ ଘରର ବାକି ମହିଳାମାନେ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଘରୋଇ ବିଷୟକୁ ନେଇ ଗୀତ ବାନ୍ଧି ବୋଲି କାନ୍ଦିବାର ପରମ୍ପରା ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଜଣାଶୁଣା ।

  • Age: 95

  • Gender: Female


  • Recording date: 12 January 2014

  • Devices used: Nikon D5100, Takstar SGH-598 Shotgun mic, and a generic lavellier mic

An Achhami woman from Nepal explaining recipe of mutton curry/dry mutton preparation, and recipe of fish curry. Achhami is a the native tongue of the people of Achham district of Nepal and a dialect of the Doteli language. As per 2011 census, there were 143,000 Achhami speakers.Doteli: डोटेली: नेपालबठे एक अछामै महिला मटन करी/सुख्खा मटनो परिकार रे माछा करीको परिकार बनुन्या बिधि बतुनलारयान् । अछामी भाषा नेपालो अछाम जिल्ला बासीको मातृभाषा हो रे डोटेली भाषाको उपभाषा लै हो । सन् २०११ को जनगणना अनुसार १४३,००० जना अछामी भाषी रया छन् ।

  • Age: 30

  • Gender: Female


  • Recording date: 13 February 2015

  • Devices used: Nikon D5100, Takstar SGH-598 Shotgun mic, and a generic lavellier mic

Group of local musicians performing Assamese (Ahomiya) language "Bhakti bhojono" in this video was captured in the Kamakhya temple premises at Guwahati, Assam, India.

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  • Age: 30–50

  • Gender: Male


  • Recording date: 21 March 2013

  • Devices used: iPhone 4S

A Hindi Kirtana performed by few locals near a road in Hauz Khas area, New Delhi.Hindi: हौज खास, नई दिल्ली में सड़क के पास कुछ स्थानीय लोगों द्वारा की गई एक हिंदी कीर्तन ।

  • Age: Unknown

  • Gender: Male


  • Recording date: 13 February 2013

  • Devices used: iPhone 4S

Storytelling in Baleswari dialect of the Odia language by an elderly woman.ଏଥିରେ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣିତ କାହାଣୀ ବ୍ରିଟିସ ଶାସନ କାଳର ଜଣେ ନବବିଧବା ନାରୀ ବାବଦରେ । ନାରୀଜଣକ କିପରି କଠୋର ସାମାଜିକ କଟକଣା ଭିତରେ ନିଜ ମୃତ ବରର ନାଁ ମଧ୍ୟ ନେଇନପାରି ବିଚାରପତିଙ୍କୁ ବୁଝାଇଛି ସେ ବାବଦରେ ଏ କାହାଣୀ ।

  • Age: 95

  • Gender: Female


  • Recording date: 12 January 2014

  • Devices used: Nikon D5100, Takstar SGH-598 Shotgun mic, and a generic lavellier mic

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