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Song entitled "Hashki"

Description: Recording of Farman Khan and a group singing the traditional song "Hashki," in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
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Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Khan, Farman
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Story of Vazir of Shiri Badat by Abdullah

Description: Recording of Abdullah Minapin reciting an account of The Wazir of Shiri Badat in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this story, Abdullah’s relative moves to the kingdom of a godlike Shiri Badat, who appoints Abdullah’s ancestor to the position of a minister (Wazir). Shiri Badat tastes a goat who was fed human milk, and grew enamored with the taste, and demanded from then on to be sacrificed young boys to eat. Abdullah’s ancestor, Demsing, was horrified, and begged the King’s daughter to tell the town’s people how to kill the tyrant, and she relented.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Partner: UNT College of Information

Historical Account on Thuyi

Description: Transcription and translation of the recording of Sarfaraz Khan, a speaker of Yasin Burushaski, giving a historical narrative on the royal family in Thuyi.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Maghlot and Girkis by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Description: Transcription and translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan narrating the story of "Maghlot ke Girkits" ('weasel and rat') in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. The two brothers are raised by two separate clans, always meeting in constant contention with each other, giving them the nicknames Maghlot ('weasel') and Girkits ('rat') for their physical and behavioral traits. Knowing the brothers would create instability, the king separates the kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people
Date: June 2008
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of the Fox and the Rooster (analysis)

Description: Transcription, translation and linguistic analysis of the recording of Raja Safdar Ali Khan reciting "The Fox and The Rooster," a popular story in the Srinagar dialect of Burushaski. This popular story tells of a hungry fox and a boastful rooster, and advises children to be way of how they speak and act. Transcription in Burushaski with translations and analysis in English.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Account on the History of Polo by Abdullah

Description: Recording of Abdullah reciting a historical account of Polo in the Nagar dialect. Abdullah tells the history of the people throughout Nagar, and how after Winter the Kings would congregate the people of different villages, and concerts and competitions would be held.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Partner: UNT College of Information