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Title: Dogon Bankan Tey (Walo) Audio Files Open Access Deposited
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  • Digitized cassettes made on a tape recorder
  • Bankan Tey is a Dogon language spoken in the village complex Walo (also spelled Oualo) near Douentza in central Mali. It is closely related to Ben Tey within Dogon. As of May 2018, Bankan Tey remains on my “to do” list in terms of grammatical description and texts. These recordings were made in Walo in 2011 and have not yet been transcribed although there is a fair chance I will be able to work on them in the next few years. If nothing materializes before 2022, I authorize other linguists to transcribe, translate, and/or analyse the texts. 2011 side A 2011 side B
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Funding agency
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
ORSP grant number
  • various
Citations to related material
  • Moran, Steven & Forkel, Robert & Heath, Jeffrey (eds.) 2016. Dogon and Bangime Linguistics. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Resource type
Last modified
  • 03/16/2020
  • 03/15/2019
To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2019). Dogon Bankan Tey (Walo) Audio Files [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue.


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These audio files are recordings of people speaking in the Bankan Tey language, which belongs to the Dogon language family. The recordings were made in Walo village near Douentza, Mali, by Jeffrey Heath on a 90-minute cassette. They were subsequently digitized in .wav format. Each side (track A, track B) contains a number of tales and ethnographic texts.

These recordings have not been transcribed or translated as of mid 2018. There is some prospect that they will be transcribed before the end of 2020.

The inventory is:
duration: approximately 45:00
duration: approximately 45:00

Jeffrey Heath gives permission to anyone to transcribe, translate, or otherwise analyse these recordings if Heath has not produced them for electronic dissemination by the end of 2020.


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