This item consists of a recorded Shilluk song (wav file), accompanied with annotation (in Praat TextGrid) and associated information: metadata, and two permissions forms. The associated information is also summarized, in a spreadsheet. The TextGrid annotation includes Shilluk orthography and translation. There is no permissions document for the lead singer, of whom we only know the first name, and the fact that she is from Panyikango. She is the wife of Tupac Laa Wol, one of the other members of the Collo Starts Jazz Band.


This short song is about penitence towards Nyikango. Nyikango is the founder of the Shilluk Kingdom. He was both Spiritual and Political Leader. The song is repeated over and over with people dancing (thom). Nyikango, I came with hesitation. Nyikango, I came with great hesitation. Needless to say what was the problem because you know...

Data Citation

Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). Nyakwaci_songPenitenceTowardsNyikango, 2008 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/29.
Date made available5 Feb 2014
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage22 Feb 2008 - 22 Feb 2008
Geographical coverageSouth Sudan

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