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Title: The Origin of the Sun and Moon
Subtitle: A Copala Triqui Legend Narrated by Román Vidal Lópe
Edited By: George Aaron Broadwell
Series Title: Languages of the World/Text Collections 30
Description:

The Origin of the Sun and Moon

A Copala Triqui Legend
Narrated by Román Vidal López

Transcribed, edited, and analysed by
George Aaron Broadwell, Kosuke Matsukawa, Edgar Martín del Campo, Ruth
Scipione, Susan Perdomo with the assistance of José Fuentes
University at Albany, State University of New York

Copala Triqui is an indigenous language of Oaxaca, Mexico. It belongs to
the Mixtecan branch of the Otomanguean family. This work gives an analysis
of a long Copala Triqui legend which explains the origin of the sun and the
moon as twin brothers who are raised by Ca'aj, the grandmother of the the
Triqui people. After a number of trickster-like episodes, the twin rise
into the sky and become the sun and the moon.

Versions of this story are found among many indigenous groups in Oaxaca.
This version of The Origin of the Sun and the Moon was narrated in 2003 by
Román Vidal López, originally from San Miguel Copala, Oaxaca, Mexico. This
text is the longest version of the Sun and Moon legend so far recorded and
it is notable for its use of traditional Triqui ethnopoetic style and for
episodes not found in other stories. This work is also the longest analyzed
text in the Copala Triqui language.

ISBN 9783895864599. Languages of the World/Text Collections 30. 100 S. 2009.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
Amerindian
Subject Language(s): Triqui, Copala
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895864599
Pages: 100
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