Traditional story about Raapa

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Recording of the Raapa Story by Stephon Sankhil. A tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi February 2, 2016.

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Recording of the Raapa Story by Stephon Sankhil. A tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.

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Lamkang Language Resource

Annotated texts with accompanying sound files and aligned transcriptions for study of the Lamkang language spoken in India and Myanmar.

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Transcription: Traditional story about Raapa (Text)

Transcription: Traditional story about Raapa

Transcription of a retelling of Raapa paomin (the story of Raapa), as narrated by Shetphong Sankhil. Raapa lived with his grandmother and was very obedient. The other men in the village came to hate Raapa because a woman was devoted to him. They decided to kill him. A tiger came by and ate the pig belonging to a widow with 2 daughters. The widow invited the men to kill the tiger, offering a daughter to whoever is successful. No one was able. Raapa asked for some spinning tools to use as a weapon. He applied poison to one and hit the tiger with it. The tiger taunted Raapa before the poison took effect and killed it. Jealous of his success, the other men invited Raapa on a hunting trip, trapping him underground with the hedgehogs. They told Raapa's grandmother that he was killed. Raapa managed to kill all the hedgehogs and return home.

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Transcription: Traditional story about Raapa, ark:/67531/metadc1518591

Traditional story about Raapa (Video)

Traditional story about Raapa

A traditional folktale of Raapaa as told by Shetphong Sankhil at Thamlapokpi village in Chandel district, Manipur, India. Raapaa is a poor honest boy who killed the tiger. The best shooters tried killing the tiger but the poor Raapaa who shot the tiger with his grandmothers payaai and kling Khuu, which is a weaving implement, not an arrow, as he cannot afford to own an arrow and bow.

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Traditional story about Raapa, ark:/67531/metadc1281784

Raapa story told by Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching (Video)

Raapa story  told by Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching

The story of Raapa as told by Bunghon Suungnem. A tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.

Raapa story told by Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching - ark:/67531/metadc1248323

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  • February 2, 2016

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  • Dec. 14, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

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  • Nov. 20, 2020, 8:48 p.m.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi. Traditional story about Raapa, audio recording, February 2, 2016; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1390942/: accessed July 12, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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