This project documents two dying languages spoken in the coastal tidelands of south-eastern Sierra Leone. Only a few score speakers use Kim while even fewer know Bom; all are bilingual in Mende. The languages survive due to the remaining speakers' isolation in tiny fishing villages along a remote tidal estuary. Documentation of the language and culture is achieved by means of multiple media, performed collaboratively with Kim and Bom people themselves. In addition, Western graduate students, as well as students and lecturers from the national university are trained and actively participate in the project. All materials will be digitized and archived both locally and internationally. These products will form virtually the only documentation of the people and their language and could also provide the basis for any revitalization efforts.

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Submissions from 2009

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Mbimba Tua with Tommy Ngombu Sogbaleh, George Tucker Childs

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Sampor Kugba, George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 4), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 5), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 6), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 7), George Tucker Childs

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Sampor (Part 8), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh JJ Kongaima, George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh JJ Kongaima Stories, George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh (Part 4), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh Women Song Baam Lomu Kona (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh Women Song Baam Lomu Kona (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh Women Song (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Sogbaleh Women Song (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2008

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Alfa Bonda Accident, George Tucker Childs

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Alfa Bonda Final Words, George Tucker Childs

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Alfa Bonda Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Alfa Bonda Land Quarrel, George Tucker Childs

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Alfa Bonda talks About Yema, George Tucker Childs

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Alfa Bonda Youth, George Tucker Childs

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Apoma, George Tucker Childs

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Baigeh Twa, George Tucker Childs

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Baigeh Twa Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Baigeh Twa Introduction, Momoh Fofana Posing Questions, George Tucker Childs

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Baigeh Twa Personal History (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Baigeh Twa Personal History (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa Consultant's Topic, George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa Final Words, George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa with Momoh Fofana Authority, George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa with Momoh Fofana Past Versus Present, George Tucker Childs

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Baige Twa with Momoh Fofana Why lg Disappear, George Tucker Childs

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Baji Gbombi Interviewed, George Tucker Childs

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Banjo, George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Games, George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Marriage (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Marriage (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Moral Aspect, George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Naming Ceremony, George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Scary Things, George Tucker Childs

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Bassei Story - Housewife, George Tucker Childs

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Bockarie Jabba Love, George Tucker Childs

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Childs Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo Final Words, George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo Introdution, George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo Song, George Tucker Childs

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Fandewo Song Yakonma, George Tucker Childs

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Fasia Kolia and Fandewo Argue, George Tucker Childs

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Fasia Kolia and Fandewo Converse, George Tucker Childs

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Fire Under Drum, George Tucker Childs

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Introductions Moiwo Bassei, George Tucker Childs

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Joe Masari Bom Disappearing, George Tucker Childs

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Joe Masari Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Kalimun Senesie and Joe Peku Connected Discourse, George Tucker Childs

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Kim Speaker Introductions, George Tucker Childs

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Masa Tommy Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Matu Senesie Connected Discourse, George Tucker Childs

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Matu Sheriff Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Menta, George Tucker Childs

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Menta with Men, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff advice to daughter Matu, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff et al Biography, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff et al Marriage, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff et al Naming, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Mohammed Sheriff Youth, George Tucker Childs

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Moh Sheriff Final Words, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Consultant Topic, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Final Words (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Final Words (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana History of Kamasun, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Introduction Plus, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Marriage, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Naming Process, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Present and Past, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Rebels, the Kamajo, George Tucker Childs

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Momoh Fofana Worst Experience, George Tucker Childs

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Respect Children, George Tucker Childs

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Respect Women, George Tucker Childs

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Sebatu Fama Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Si Nengo Clip, George Tucker Childs

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Si Nengo with Men, George Tucker Childs

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Tommy Bassei Monkey (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Tommy Bassei Monkey (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kangayo 1991 Civil War, George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kangayo Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kangayo Introduction, George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kangayo Land Quarrel, George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kema Bonda Alfa as a Boy, George Tucker Childs

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Yema Kema Bonda Lengbom Introduction, George Tucker Childs