Series NSBTORA - North Solomons (Bougainville) Province - East Coast Bougainville Island - Small Enclave Near Vito
Torau (Austronesian language)

Date Range1949? - 14 April 1963, first record is no date but after 1949
Quantity0.06 cm, 2 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from a small enclave near Vito on the east coast of Bougainville Island (in Papua New Guinea), and covers the Torau language. It includes a typed standard survey vocabulary list, and a comparative vocabulary list in Capellís hand of 17 kinship terms (Torau-English).

Bougainville is the largest of the Solomon Islands and a province of Papua New Guinea. Bougainville and the adjacent island of Buka are sometimes called the North Solomons, and are ecologically and geographically, although not politically, considered part of the Solomon Islands. Buka, Bougainville, and most of the Solomons are part of the Solomon Islands rain forests ecoregion.

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AC2-NSBTORA101 Survey word list (standard). Bougainville Survey Extra - Torau.
Torau, Austronesian language, Ssmall enclave on east coast of Bougainville I., near Vito, North Solomons/Bougainville.
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Typescript/manuscript. Informant: Cyril Tirai at Rorovana Village. Set up: English-Tokpis-lingua franca?-Torau. Words, phrases, sentences.

Note: this list is found on Tape #4. The language has also been called Toboro, Reboine, Popoko, Torua, and there seems to be some relationship with the Alu language of the Shortland Islands.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-NSBTORA101
Date range 14 April 1963    Quantity 0.05 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier BTORA101 Series NSBTORA
AC2-NSBTORA102 Kinship terms - Torau.
Torau, Austronesian language, Ssmall enclave on east coast of Bougainville I., near Vito, North Solomons/Bougainville.
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Manuscript. In Capell's hand. 17 Torau-English terms.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-NSBTORA102
Date range no date (after 1949)    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier BTORA102 Series NSBTORA

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