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Conversation with Gul Naseen discussing the Song of the Barguun Song

Conversation with Gul Naseen discussing the Song of the Barguun Song

Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Naseen, Gul
Description: Recording of Gul Nasreen discussing“The Song of Barguun” in the Hunza dialect. This song was given to Gul Nasreen from her aunt, who got it from a foster father that was Ismaili. The song tells the story of a mother and baby Ibex.
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Account by Pari Nimo on the inhabitation of Misgar Valley

Account by Pari Nimo on the inhabitation of Misgar Valley

Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Nimo, Pari
Description: A recording of Pari Nimo reciting a Historical narrative and poem about the Misgar valley in the Hunza dialect. “Misgar Valley” explains a little bit about who came to Misgar from Baltit.
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Recipe by Ruqayya for Sweet Bread

Recipe by Ruqayya for Sweet Bread

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Diram Phiti”, or a sweet bread cake, in the Nagar dialect. Grain is germinated, then ground into flour and fermented. This flour is made into dough, and cooked o an iron pan in individual patties.
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Recipe by Ruqayya for Shwanchal Hoi

Recipe by Ruqayya for Shwanchal Hoi

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Shuwanchale Hoi”, or a Vegetables, in the Nagar dialect. The leafy green is blanched, then drained, and cooked in oil with green onion, coriander, and green peppers.
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Conversation with Ghulam Hassan discussing the history of Burushaski Storytelling

Conversation with Ghulam Hassan discussing the history of Burushaski Storytelling

Date: June 6, 2010
Creator: Hassan, Ghulam
Description: A recording of Ghulam Hassan discussing the tradition of storytelling in Hunza. Spoken in the Hunza dialect, Hassan spoke about the gathering of people in older times, gather around animals prepared for winter and telling stories.
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Story of A flying Horse and a Giant Monster

Story of A flying Horse and a Giant Monster

Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Murad, Mahida
Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “A flying Horse and a giant Monster,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a princess is hidden away by her father, but an ogre discovers her presence. He goes to the king to ask for her hand in marriage, but the King refuses to agree unless the Ogre knows her name. The princess refused to marry the ogre, and runs away on a flying horse.
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Account by Wazir Abbas discussing the history of Polo

Account by Wazir Abbas discussing the history of Polo

Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Abbas, Wazir
Description: Recording of Wazir Abbas telling the History of Polo in the Nagar dialect. Abbas claims that the modern version of Polo on horses originated in Nagar. He then tells of a battle between the people of Nagar and Hunza.
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Story of Limpi Kisar by Gul Naseen

Story of Limpi Kisar by Gul Naseen

Date: [2010-05-26,2010-05-29]
Creator: Nasreen, Gul
Description: A recording of Pari Nimo reciting “Limpi Kisar” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story Limpi Kisar was married to a woman, and she was stolen on their wedding day by an ogre. He travels up mountains to get his wife back.
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Proverbs of Ustaad Qadir recited by Dawar Muneeb

Proverbs of Ustaad Qadir recited by Dawar Muneeb

Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Description: Recording of Duwar Muneem reciting “Proverbs of Ustaad Qadir,” in the Hunza dialect. Muneem recalls the stories of Ustaad Qadir, and recites some of his proverbs.
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Recipe by Ruqayya for Meat Pizza

Recipe by Ruqayya for Meat Pizza

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Chap Shuro”, or a meat pizza, in the Nagar dialect.. Minced meat is spiced and placed between two flat-rolled doughs, and baked.
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Recipe by Ruqayya for Nager Wheat Porridge

Recipe by Ruqayya for Nager Wheat Porridge

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Nagere Sharbat” in the Nagar dialect. The Nagar-style wheat porridge is made by adding flour bit-by-bit to buttered water.
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Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: A recording of Laila Khan reciting the story “Shari Bano from Fairyland,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular tale a prince is born, the seventh son. He finds a set of beautiful dressed one day on a clothesline, and decides to wait for the wearers to return, and see their beauty. The owners are actually fairies whom he follows, but they scorn him for his human ugliness.
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Story of Ddaaddo Puno by Dawar Muneeb

Story of Ddaaddo Puno by Dawar Muneeb

Date: December 18, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Description: A recording of dawar Muneem reciting the story “Ddaaddo Puno” in the Hinza dialect. This story describes the history of “Bophaw”, the custom of sowing seeds in January bu the Hunza Burushos. It is said that there was a very virtuous man several centuries ago, and he began the tradition.
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Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Bilbal Wazir” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about Minister Bilbal, who was once a worker, and spent his money before he came home t his wife. He then proves his wisdom by not doing what he was told, and became a minister.
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Story of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Story of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Baqtti Jamal ke Alqash,” in the Hunza dialect. This popular story tells a tale of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash, two friends that grew old together. One day on a picnic, Baqtti Jamal found a golden treasure, and decided to share it with Alqash, but Alqash was greedy, and killed Baqtti Jamal to keep the gold to himself. One day Alqash, now a wealthy minister to the King, needed help deciphering dreams, called upon Baqtti Jamal’s son Abu Zare Jamhur, who held a book of prophecies
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Story of Boyo the Juniper Tree by Dawar Muneem

Story of Boyo the Juniper Tree by Dawar Muneem

Date: May 8, 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Duwar
Description: A recoding of Dawar Muneem reciting “The Juniper Tree of Boyo,” in the Hunza dialect. This story tells of a Big Juniper Tree before Islam came to the region. Under the tree lived creatures that were a mix of a puppy and a penguin, and they were fed to bring good luck to families. When people would cut the tree, it was thought that the tree would take revenge, either by killing the criminal, or by driving them crazy.
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Story of Shon Gukur by Duwar Muneeb

Story of Shon Gukur by Duwar Muneeb

Date: December 17, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Description: Recording of Duwar Muneem reciting “Shon Gukur” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about a shaman/minister in Baltit (Karimabad), that gave the Hunza Burushos important wisdom given to him by the fairies that blinded him.
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Conversation with Suram Daam discussing Poetry Competitions

Conversation with Suram Daam discussing Poetry Competitions

Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Daam, Suram
Description: A recording of Suram Daam discussing the cultural history of poetry competitions in the Hunza dialect. This recording tells the story of a competitions between Hunza and Nagar, two groups competingin a song and poetry contest.
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Collection of Situational Jokes by Laila Khan

Collection of Situational Jokes by Laila Khan

Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting a series of situational jokes in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
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Account by Bakhtawar Shah on Cultural Events

Account by Bakhtawar Shah on Cultural Events

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Shah, Bakhtawar
Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah recalling cultural events in the Nagar dialect.
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Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting the story of “Baadil Jamaal” in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there is a king with seven sons, and he promises the sons that when they are to marry, he will let them marry whoever they wish. One son then travels to the side of a mountain where he lost his arrow, and meets an otherworldly woman named Baadil Jamaal. He insisted that he would not leave unless she married him, and he waited for a hundred years, and his family, missed him very much. One day Baadil Jamaal agreed to be the prince’s bride, and they went back to the kingdom, where the fairy restored the youth of the King and his wife.
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Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Date: July 30, 2010
Creator: Murad, Mahida
Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “Danlathas ke Baadsha” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a Witch kills some princes and scares the King into marrying her. She took all of the King’s daughter-in-laws and stole their eyes, sealing them into a pit hidden away from the kingdom. The youngest raises her child, and he must save his mother and aunties.
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Story of Ghawu Kanguli by Dawar Muneeb

Story of Ghawu Kanguli by Dawar Muneeb

Date: August 8, 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting "Ghawu Kanguli," a popular story, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
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Story of Rat and Weasel by Mohamad Jabir

Story of Rat and Weasel by Mohamad Jabir

Date: 2010
Creator: Jabir, Mohamad
Description: Recording of Mohamad Jabir reciting "Girkis ke Maghlot," or Rat and Weasel. Told in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski, this popular story tells about the seperation of the Hunza and Nagar Burushos in a story of two brothers.
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