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Old Ponape. Pohnpei Ni Mwehin Kawa [microform] / Pensile Lawrence, Comp. and Others
Bib ID 5252492
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Lawrence, Pensile, Comp
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1973 
200 p. 
Summary

This book presents English and Ponape versions of the stories, legends, and histories originally transcribed by anthropologists attached to the Thilenius South Sea Expedition of 1908-1910. The natives of the Marshall Islands in Micronesia who related these stories are identified, but the material is much older and represents the cultural heritage of the Ponapean nation which had been orally transmitted for centuries before. A new orthography is employed in describing the past wars, old gods, and building of ancient cities. Sample titles include The Origins of Ponape; Songs for the Paddle Dance; Story of the Great Gods; and The Coming of the Spanish Troops. A glossary of old Ponapean words is provided. (Author/KSM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bilingual Education.  |  Books.  |  Cultural Background.  |  Cultural Images.  |  Folk Culture.  |  Legends.  |  Mythology.  |  Non Western Civilization.  |  Orthographic Symbols.  |  Religion.  |  Translation.  |  Ponapean  |  Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III Pacific Islands
Other authors/contributors Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan
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