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Tooy Teaching III—Komantí, Wénti, and More 04182005/05302005

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0038
Tooy Teaching III—Komantí, Wénti, and More 04182005/05302005

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This chapter discusses Tooy's teaching about Komanti, Wenti, and other obias. Tooy also shared some esoteric language lore in the course of daily activities. This chapter also explains that there must be literally hundreds of village or lineage obias in Saramaka, some very old, others dating only from the twentieth century, each with its own drums, songs, language, and lore.

Keywords: Komanti; Wenti; obias; esoteric language lore; Tooy; Samaraka

Chapter.  4502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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