In the article the author presents three short folktales in Napu, a Badaic language of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Two of the stories concern the death of the mythic figure Buriro, while the third is the tale of a man who accidentally killed his wife. Each story is accompanied by an English translation and notes.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Translations from the Dutch
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Kate, P. ten
Vries, Anneke de
Table of Contents:
1. Buriro; 2. Fight of Bantawata and Buriro; 3. The couple; References
Kate, P. ten. 1919. Napoe-sche verhalen, met vertaling en aanteekeningen, uitgegeven door N. Adriani. Mededeelingen van wege het Nederlandsche Zendelinggenootschap 63:45–59. Original pagination is indicated by enclosing the page number in brackets, e.g. [p. 45].
Version 1 [30 June 2015] Translated into English November 1989, keyboarded with minor edits April 2004, formatted for publication June 2015.
Napu texts are in the public domain. English translation © 1989–2015 by Anneke de Vries, All Rights Reserved.