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Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

9-15-2016

Subjects

Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics

Abstract

Mfah Netteh cuts the palm heads off from the stalk with an axe – very little conversation – kind of a taciturn sort. Mfah’s main language is Bolom, though he speaks some Temne and a little bit of Krio. Nettehs are cousins of Bendus. Mfah presently working for Abdulai’s father, Abubakarr Bendu.

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Location

Africa, Sierra Leone, Bumpeh Chiefdom, Moyeamoh

Participants

Nfah Netteh (consultant), Abdulai Bendu (researcher)

Languages

Sherbro, English

ISO 639

bun, eng

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28186

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