This collection includes vital records for the dying language Mani, once widely spoken in the coastal Samou region of Guinea (Conakry) and Sierra Leone. Many other of the less widely spoken languages of the Atlantic Group (Niger-Congo) are under threat; the disappearance of Mani is virtually certain. The few fluent speakers are all over fifty years old, and there are no monolingual Mani speakers. Fieldwork began during July of 2000, when the depositors and several of their colleagues from the Centre d’Étude des Langues Guinéennes (University of Conakry) spent a month in the field assessing the vitality of the language.

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Submissions from 2012

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Marta on Mani Project, George Tucker Childs

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Tucker Childs Speaks on the Mani Documentation Project, George Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2009

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Children Say Bye, George Tucker Childs

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Councillor 15 Years Ago, George Tucker Childs

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Councillor Ashamed, George Tucker Childs

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Councillor Child (Speak to a Child), George Tucker Childs

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Councillor Proud, George Tucker Childs

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Distributing Books, George Tucker Childs

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Story 1 (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Story 1 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Story 2 (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Story 2 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Story 3, George Tucker Childs

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Story 4, George Tucker Childs

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Story 5, George Tucker Childs

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Story 7, George Tucker Childs

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Story 8, George Tucker Childs

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Tangba Children's Choir, George Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2006

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Traffic and Palm Wine, George Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2005

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A Man and his Four Wives (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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A Man and His Four Wives (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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A Man and His Four Wives (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

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A Man and His Four Wives (Part 4), George Tucker Childs

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Devil and Tapster 1, George Tucker Childs

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Devil and Tapster 2, George Tucker Childs

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Devil and Tapster 3, George Tucker Childs

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Dog and Monkey (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Dog and Monkey (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Herbalist (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Herbalist (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Herbalist (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

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History of the Mani, George Tucker Childs

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Mani History, George Tucker Childs

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Monmodu the Hunter, George Tucker Childs

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Puff Adder, George Tucker Childs

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Safrot, Firewood and the Silver Ring, George Tucker Childs

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The Blacksmith, George Tucker Childs

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The Story of a Rabbit, George Tucker Childs

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The Story of the Shrike, George Tucker Childs

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Why Dogs Have No Names (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Why Dogs Have No Names (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Submissions from 2004

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Ancien Katon (Part 1), George Tucker Childs

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Ancien Katon (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

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Boyo Bangoura Before and After Marriage, George Tucker Childs

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Boyo Bangoura Life Story, George Tucker Childs

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Old and New, George Tucker Childs

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Yaaye Camara – Life Story, George Tucker Childs