9780824820190

Stories from the Marshall Islands/Bwebwenato Jan Aelon Kein: English/Marshallese

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    9780824820190

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    0824820193

  • Edition: Bilingual
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
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Summary

Among Marshallese the ri-bwebwenato (storyteller) is well known and respected, a living repository and transmitter of traditional history and culture. Here are ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century. They include tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites -- some malevolent, some playful. Many are presented in the original language and are amplified by extensive commentary.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1(10)
STORIES OF BEGINNINGS
The Beginning of This World
11(26)
Jinoin Lal In
26(11)
Story about Borraan
37(11)
Bwebwenato in Borraan
43(5)
Story of the Heaven Post Men
48(1)
The Origin of Tattooing
49(2)
The Origin of the Irooj (Chiefs) of the Marshall Islands
51(2)
Liwatuonmour
53(1)
The Story of Liwatuonmour and Lidepdepju
54(2)
About a Woman Named Loktanur
56(6)
Kon Juon Kora Etan Laktanur
59(3)
The Story of Loktanur
62(1)
Story about Jebwa
63(4)
Bwebwenato in Jebwa
65(2)
About a Young Man of Jalooj: Story about Anidep
67(9)
Kon Juon Likao in Jalooj: Bwebwenato in Anidep
72(4)
A Young Man Who Saw Jebro
76(5)
Juon Likao ar Lo Jebro
78(3)
Origin of the Banana Plant on Arno Atoll
81(2)
Coconut Drifting onto the Sandbar: The Beginning of Coconut Trees
83(4)
Ni Eotok in Bok: Jinoin Ni
85(2)
Story about the Beginning of Pandanus in the Atolls of the Marshalls
87(2)
Bwebwenato in Jinoin Bob ilo Aelon in Majel
88(1)
The Story of Bob(Pandanus)
89(1)
A Fairy Tale (Inon)
90(1)
Stories of Ronlap and Rondik
91(7)
Bwebwenato in Ronlap im Rondik
96(2)
Story about Ellep in the Days of Long Ago
98(6)
Bwebwenato in Ellep ilo Raan ko Etto
102(2)
Story about Ellep Island
104(1)
Story about Jebat Island
105(1)
Story about the Atoll of Wotto in the Olden Days
106(3)
Bwebwenato in Aelon in Wotto ilo Raan ko Etto
108(1)
The Story of Labokjanwut
109(1)
Laio, the Demon Who Stole from the Atoll of Majro
110(2)
How the Large Inlet on Wotto Island Was Formed
112(1)
The Beginning of the Appearance of Navigation in These Atolls
113(3)
Jinoin an Walok Meto ilo Aelon Kein
115(1)
The Reason the Kapinmeto People Know Navigation: Story of the Beginning of the Knowledge of Navigation
116(10)
Wunin an Ri-Kapinmeto Jela Meto: Bwebwenato in Jinoin Jelalokjen kon Meto
122(4)
Story about Weather: The Way the Old People in the Marshall Islands Used (Forecast) Weather
126(2)
Bwebwenato in Lan: Waween an Ritto ro ilo Majel Kojerbal Lan
127(1)
About the Ikid (Song-story) of the Lorro and Likakoj
128(3)
Kon Ikid eo an Lorro im Likakoj
129(2)
The Ikid (Song-story) of Lainjin
131(12)
Ikid eo an Lainjin
140(3)
STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS
Our Mother Forever, Our Father and the Father of Others
143(7)
Jined ilo Kobo, Jemad im Jeman Ro Jet
148(2)
Story about Inedel
150(1)
Story about Living Things (Animals) in the Marshalls
151(6)
Bwebwenato in Meninmour ko ilo Majel in
154(3)
The Tattler and the Triton: A Parable about the Coming of the Missionaries to Epoon
157(3)
Kidid (Pedo) im Jilel: Burabol an Itok Mijinede nan Epoon
158(2)
The Story of Lijebake
160(4)
Story about a Kakwoj
164(3)
Bwebwenato in Juon Kakwoj
166(1)
Loppeipaat (Low Tide)
167(4)
Loppeipaat
169(2)
Two Women
171(7)
Ruo Kora
175(3)
STORIES ABOUT EVIL SPIRITS AND FLYING WOMEN
Story about a Woman on Kole Island
178(6)
Bwebwenato in Juon Kora ilo Aelon in Kole
182(2)
Story about a Mejenkwaad
184(8)
Bwebwenato in Mejenkwaad
189(3)
Mejenkwaad Story from Anewetak
192(2)
Mejenkwaad Stories
194(1)
A Mejenkwaad on Arno
195(1)
Mejenkwaad Story and Lomkein Story
196(1)
Story of Lomkein
197(7)
Bwebwenato in Lomkein
201(3)
Story about Lomkein
204(1)
Story of Two Brothers on Jalooj
205(2)
About a Woman Who Had Ten Boys
207(6)
Kon Juon Kora eor Jonoul Najin Laddik
210(3)
Story about Eleven Boys
213(6)
Bwebwenato in Ladik ro Jonouljuon
216(3)
Story about Two Epaton Women
219(3)
Bwebwenato in Ruo Kora in Epaton
221(1)
About a Woman Who Had a Boy Child
222(10)
Kon Juon Kora Eor Juon Najin Laddik
228(4)
About a Man Named Jemerkinene
232(7)
Kon Juon Emmaan Etan Jemerkinene
236(3)
A Story of Two Men in Ratak, on Wojja Atoll, Island of Majjen
239(5)
Juon Bwebwenato an Ruo Emmaan i Ratak ilo Aelon in Wojja, Ane in Majjen
242(2)
Story about a Young Majeej Girl
244(3)
Bwebwenato in Juon Jiron in Majeej
245(2)
The Girls from Ep
247(9)
Ledik ro jan Ep
252(4)
Lijibokra
256(2)
Story about Lorro
258(9)
Bwebwenato in Lorro
263(4)
Two Jalooj Women (Lorro)
267(2)
Ruo Kora in Jalooj (Lorro)
268(1)
A Lorro Story from Arno Atoll
269(1)
A Lorro Story from Anewetak Atoll
270(1)
OTHER STORIES
About a Woman on Ujae Named Libwiner
271(8)
Bwebwenato in Juon Kora i Ujae, Etan Libwiner
276(3)
The Story of Laninlur
279(1)
About a Chief on Epaton, Kuwajleen
280(8)
Kon Juon Irooj ilo Epaton, Kuwajleen
285(3)
Story about Two Young Men at Woja, Aelonlaplap
288(8)
Bwebwenato in Ruo Likao ilo Woja, Aelonlaplap
293(3)
Story about a Boy Named Deelelpo Japo
296(7)
Bwebwenato in Juon Laddik, Etan Deelelpo Japo
301(2)
Story about Nooniep
303(5)
Bwebwenato in Nooniep
305(3)
Nooniep Stories from Anewetak Atoll
308(1)
Stories about Etao
309(3)
Maui on Majeej, and Wonenak Stories
312(2)
Maui on Majeej
314(1)
The Chant of Mile: Fishing Up from the Bottom of the Sea
315(2)
About a Woman Who Was on Rondik
317(4)
Kon Juon Kora Eaar Pad Rondik
319(2)
HISTORICAL EVENTS
The Big Typhoon That Devastated the Marshall Islands
321(1)
Epoon History: The Voyage to Banep (Ocean Island)
322(1)
The War between the Ri-Mwejoor and the is Lajjidik and Raarno
323(2)
Bwebwenato in Arno: A o History
325(4)
Ralik History: About the Chiefs
329(1)
Ralik History: The War on Epoon
330(3)
The Conquest of Pikinni Atoll by Laarkelan
333(3)
Early History of the People of Wujlan Atoll
336(2)
Anewetak Atoll History: Warfare with Invaders
338(3)
Story about Kidu in Lojet (Dog of the Sea)
341(2)
Bwebwenato in Kidu in Lojet
342(1)
The War between Launa and the Woleai People
343(2)
Story about the War between the Marshallese People and the Woleai People
345(8)
Bwebwenato in Tarinae eo ikotaan Ri-Majel im Ri-Woleai
350(3)
Story about Kabua When He Drifted to Makil
353(6)
Bwebwenato an Kabua ke eaar Pelok nan Makil
357(2)
Story about an American Ship
359(7)
Bwebwenato in Juon Waan Amedka
363(3)
Story about an American Ship: Further Explanation
366(2)
Bwebwenato in Juon Waan Amedka: Kommelele ko jet
367(1)
The People of Majeej and the German Trader
368(2)
Story about the Majeej Irooj
370(1)
The History of the Church on Anewetak Atoll and on Wujlan Atoll
371(20)
APPENDICES
A Biographies of Storytellers
373(5)
B Motifs of the Stories
378(8)
C Weather Forecasting and Navigation
386(2)
D A Note on Canoe Building in the Old Days
388(1)
E The Old Marshallese Method of Counting
389(2)
References 391(4)
Index 395

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