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C1 Lɛliyana Wedding Songs

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This chapter presents a selection of songs that were sung in Barwar. Some of these were originally composed elsewhere, notably in the Ṭiyare region, and this is reflected by the occasional occurrence of forms that are distinctive of the Ṭiyare dialects. This applies especially to the lϵliyana wedding songs and the rawe songs, which existed in rich oral traditions in the Ṭiyare region before the destruction of the communities in the First World War. The lϵliyana songs (C1) were sung by women at various points in the celebrations of a wedding, such as the washing of the groom and the selling of the tree to raise money for the bride and groom.

Keywords: Ṭiyare dialects; Barwar; lϵliyana wedding songs

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