Minyak Folktales

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Created: 2016-01-27 18:39
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Editors' group: Editors group for "Department of Archaeology and Anthropology".
Description: Bkra shis bzang po (b.1989) recorded these five folktales in Xining City, Qinghai Province, PR China on 3 November 2008. They are narrated in Minyak, a Qiangic language spoken in at least nine villages, including Bkra shis bzang po's natal village of Bang smad, located in Bang smad Township, Nyag rong County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The other villages where Minyak is spoken are also in Bang smad Township. Minyak is also spoken in Ma 'chig Township in Nyag rong County however, the number of Minyak-speaking communities there is unknown.
 

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A Kid Repays the Thanks


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Carrying her mother's ashes to Lhasa, a young kid goat meets a wolf who wants to eat her. The kid strikes a bargain with the wolf and is eventually saved, thanks to a clever...

Collection: Minyak Folktales

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016


An Old Woman Braids Her Hair


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An old woman goes to braid her hair at her sister's home.

Collection: Minyak Folktales

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016


Pig's Head Diviner


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A lazy man meets a series of fortunes and misfortunes that result in him posing as a fortune-teller who uses a pig's head to divine the future. Eventually, his ruse catches up...

Collection: Minyak Folktales

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016


Uncle Dunba and the Bull


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The cunning Uncle Dunba tricks a guileless farmer out of a bull.

Collection: Minyak Folktales

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016


Uncle Dunba Helps Plow a Field


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Uncle Dunba tricks another farmer out of his bull by offering to help plow a field.

Collection: Minyak Folktales

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 Jan 2016