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Recording of the Burushaski story "The Intellegent Horse"

Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting the story "Aqalin-e-Hagur," (An Intelligent Horse) in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story, a princes is married to a demonic being but is rescued by her intelligent horse.
Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative by Ali Dawar

Description: Recording of Muneem Dawar reciting a personal account in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: December 17, 2010
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of "King and The Old Woman" by Ramzan Ali

Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali reciting the story "Baadshaah ke Jaṭkus," (King and The Old Woman) in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story a king is widowed, so his sons go find him a new bride. When she gives birth to a child, a wise woman comes to tell her that her baby will rule the Kingdom, not the two elder sons.
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Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Ali, Ramazan
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of kinship terms

Description: Recording of a wordlist of kinship terms in Mankiyali, translated from English. The speaker was born in 1981.
Date: December 12, 2019
Creator: Iqbal, Javid
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of agricultural terms

Description: Recording of a wordlist of agricultural terms, such as names for various farming tools, fields, and various other agricultural topics. The speaker was born in 1985,
Date: December 16, 2019
Creator: Iqbal, Javid
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of animals

Description: Recording of an elicitation of a wordlist for names for several animals in Mankiyali. The words were elicitated from English to Mankiyali. The speaker was born in 1981
Date: December 16, 2019
Creator: Shah, Midhat
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski months and activities

Description: Recording of Ramazan Ali discussing names of various months and related common activities in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a poem about Lalik Jan

Description: Recording of Bulbul-e-Yasin reciting a poem on Lalik Jan in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 13, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about unity

Description: Recording of a traditional story about a king who teaches his sons that unity is strength. He explains that one person by himself, just like one stick, can be broken easily, but many people together, like many sticks, cannot be so easily broken. Aurang Zeb - born 1985 - told the story while Gohar Rehman, born 1981, listened.
Date: July 14, 2019
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the story of a woman's wisdom

Description: Recording of a story about an evil man who used to get married and then kill his wives. Eventually, he married a very wise girl, and she used her wisdom to make him a gentle man. Abdul Qayum, born 1955, told the story while Alam Zeb, born 1987, listened and asked questions.
Date: July 13, 2019
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski words

Description: Recording of Gul Nadir Khan and Wazir Khan having a conversation in the Yasin dialect about words in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 12, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Boyu

Description: Recording of Mohammad Nadir Khan discussing Boyu, ancient goddesses, in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a poem entitled "Ajo Mathan" (second version)

Description: Recording of Basharat Shafi reciting the poem “Ajo Mathan”, or “Very Far” in the Yasin dialect. The poem likens being apart to worsening ones behavior, and going home helps repair the soul.
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a poem entitled "Like a Pearl"

Description: Recording of Basharat Shafi reciting "Like a Pearl," a poem in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. The Burushaski name of this poem is "Maghon Jawan".
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on the history of polo

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: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Guse Hir Abad Echo

Description: Recording of Namak Alam reciting "Guse Hir Abad Echo," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 6, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Shuwa Wau

Description: Recording of Namak Alam reciting "Shuwa wau," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that shows the importance of good morals in life.
Date: May 5, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Shiri Badat

Description: Recording of Abdullah Minapin reciting the story 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: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on getting water from the tap

Description: Recording of a monologue is about a man who was visiting a village and saw people getting water from a tap in the wall. He returned to his own village and eagerly explained that they he discovered a new way to get water, that was much easier than their traditional way. He bought the supplies and installed the tap in the wall no water came out. One of his fellow villagers explained to him that in order for the tap to work, one must install a pipe from a water source to the tap faucet in the wall. The speaker was born in 1983.
Date: July 12, 2019
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of a traditional narrative

Description: Recording of a short story in which there was a competition between sleep and air. Eventually, sleep proved more powerful than air. The speaker was born in 1983.
Date: February 8, 2019
Creator: Anjum, Uzma
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on hardships of ancestors and the ease of current life

Description: Recording of a monologue about the hardship of a woman's ancestors before they had electricity and other advanced facilities. She notes that her people are lazy and lack unity now that they have commodities, but her ancestors were strong. The speaker was born in 1979
Date: February 8, 2019
Creator: Anjum, Uzma
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of clearing snow from roofs

Description: Recording of the methods which people in Danna use to clear snow from the rooftops of their homes. Wooden tools are used to brush snow from the roofs of houses when snow builds up on the rooftops. The speaker was born in 1983
Date: February 8, 2019
Creator: Anjum, Uzma
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of natural resources

Description: Recording of an elicitation of a wordlist for names for several kinds of natural resources and objects in Mankiyali. The speaker, born in 1981, recorded himself reciting the wordlist. No English translations are provided in the recording.
Date: December 5, 2019
Creator: Rehman, Gohar
Partner: UNT College of Information