Pasch, Helma (2008). Mündü language and culture: the current state of research. In: UNSPECIFIED. Paper.

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The article outlines the ethnography and the socio-linguistic situation of the Mündü with focus on the sociolinguistic situation and on the endangerment of their language. The Mündü are a little known ethnic group living in several non-contiguous areas in the border triangle of Sudan, DR Congo and Uganda. Data on the history and the culture of the Mündü are scant and scattered in small pieces in the reports of the early European travellers in the region, in ethnographic descriptions of the neighbouring peoples, in particular on the Zande, in ethnographic surveys of Africa and ethnographic handbooks. All pieces of information on the cultural, economic and political situation of the Mündü from the latter second half the 20th century until now are published online on the websites of various organisations. Data on the current situation of the Mündü result partly from my own observations in Arua/Uganda.

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Translated abstract:
Der Artikel beschreibt die ethnografische und soziolinguistische Situation der Mündü, mit Fokus auf Mehrsprachigkeit und Bedrohung der Sprache. Die Mündü sind eine wenig bekannte Ethnie, die verstreut im Grenzgebiet Sudan, DR Kongo und ZAR leben.German
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Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-31628
Date: 2008
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
Subjects: Other languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Kongo , Sudan , DiasporaGerman
Mundu , Zande , Mangbetu , language loss , multilingualismEnglish


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