Folktales

Folktales - here in Hunza Burushaski so far - are part of a much wider Burushaski legacy.

Playlist 1: This series of folktales comes from various speakers.

Playlist 2: This series of folktales is collected from various senior speakers, and the retold by Touseef Abbas (TA). His comment on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019: "I, Touseef Abbas, authorize BLS on behalf of the Burusho community to record and publish Burusho folk stories in the larger interest of the community for the preservation and development of the Burushaski language. Therefore I am recording these folk stories for BLS, to be published in future for the community."

Playlist 3: This series of folktales is collected from various speakers, and retold by Sher Baz Kaleem or Haider Ali, together with added word explanations of words that might not be used often as in the past. Each story is presented here in two versions - 1) as originally told (by Essa Khan - EK), and 2) with purified Burushaski and explanations (by Sher Baz Kaleem - SK). These stories were recorded by Ghazi Karim and Abbas.

Playlist 4 and 5: folktales collected by Hermann Berger, with permission of his family and the German publisher "Harassowitz Verlag", we are excited to make them now accessible to the Burusho language community. Their source: Berger, Hermann, 1998, Die Burushaski-Sprache von Hunza und Nager Teil II, Texte mit Übersetzungen, Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden. These stories are comparatively old, and for that reason we present them here in two versions - in the original version (except for endings sometimes) and the version a bit adjusted as natural for today's young Burushos.

Playlist 6: Another set of local folktales, collected by Lorimer 1935 (The Burushaski Language, Vol. II, Texts and Translations, Instituttet for Sammenlignende Kulturforskning, Oslo). Touseef Abbas presents them to you in language a bit adjusted to current ways of speaking.

 

 

All series will see more stories published - just see and listen in!

Playlist 1 - General Folktales

Playlist 2 - Folktales TA

Playlist 3 - Folktales collected by Sher Baz Kaleem

Playlist 4 - Original folktales collected by Hermann Berger

 

  • 1 - Mir of Hunza - Spook in the King's Palace (original story)

  • 2 - Sarbaz Khan - On Fairies and Shamans (original story)

  • 3 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience of a little boy with a gnome (original story)

  • 4 - Sarbaz Khan - A roaring Donkey (original story)

  • 5 - Sarbaz Khan - About Witches (original story)

  • 6 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience with a Spirit (original story)

  • 7 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience with a special Witch (original story)

  • 8 - Sarbaz Khan - Hunting customs (original story)

  • 9 - Sarbaz Khan - Good Hunting because of his Mother (today's speech)

  • 10 - Sarbaz Khan - More about Witches (original story)

  • 11 - Sarbaz Khan - How to see Fairies (original story)

  • 12 - Ghulam Muhammad - Outer Witches and Inner Witches (original story)

  • 13 - Ghulam Muhammad - Experience with a roaring Donkey (original story)

  • 14 - Ghulam Muhammad - The outward Way (original story)

  • 15 - Ghulam Muhammad - About a Dragon (original story)

  • 16 - Ghulam Muhammad - A Witch who eats Meat (original story)

  • 17 - Ghulam Muhammad - Woman Shooting Star (original story)

  • 18 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Ordeal with the red Axe (original story)

  • 19 - Ghulam Muhammad - Experience of a Hunter at Night (original story)

  • 20 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Sorcerer of the Northern Scouts (original story)

  • 21 - Ghulam Muhammad - The holy Flowers of Hunza (original story)

  • 22 - Ghulam Muhammad - Manakheec̣o the Cannibal (original story)

  • 23 - Ghulam Muhammad - Music in Bar (original story)

  • 24 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Elder in Bar (original story)

  • 25 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Herbs of the Bear (original story)

  • 26 - Ghulam Muhammad - About playing Polo (original story)

  • 27 - Khair-ul-Hayat - The Priest who slaughtered Humans (original story)

  • 28 - Khair-ul-Hayat - The Mothers on K2 (original story)

  • 29 - Madad - Dac̣heni (original story)

  • 30 - Sultan Ali - Three Witches (original story)

  • 31 - Sultan Ali - The golden Horn (original story)

  • 32 - Aman Ullah Beg - The Language of the Gnome (original story)

  • 33 - Mir Ahmad - Shon Gukur's Story (original story)

  • 34 - Qhayaban - Fearing seven Fairies (original story)

  • 35 - Muhammad Shafa - Running away from Gnomes in a Dream (original story)

  • 36 - Qalbi Ali - Kinds of spirit beings (original story)

  • 37 - Qalbi Ali - The Fairyʼs Revenge from Nazar Shah (original story)

  • 38.1 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (original story)

  • 38.2 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (original story)

  • 39 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Gnome-Witchʼs Accuse (original story)

  • 40 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Gnome stealing the Dough (Original)

  • 41 - Biṭan Ibrahim - Two Kinds of Meelgus (original story)

Playlist 5 - Folktales collected by Hermann Berger in today's speech

 

  • 1 - Hunzue Mir - Spook in the King's Palace (today's speech)

  • 2 - Sarbaz Khan - On Fairies and Shamans (today's speech)

  • 3 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience of a little boy with a gnome (today's speech)

  • 4 - Sarbaz Khan - A roaring Donkey (todayʼs speech)

  • 5 - Sarbaz Khan - About Witches (in todayʼs speech)

  • 6 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience with a Spirit (today's speech)

  • 7 - Sarbaz Khan - Experience with a special Witch (today's speech)

  • 8 - Sarbaz Khan - Hunting customs (today's speech)

  • 9 - Sarbaz Khan - Good Hunting because of his Mother (today's speech)

  • 10 - Sarbaz Khan - More about Witches (today's speech)

  • 11 - Sarbaz Khan - How to see Fairies (todayʼs speech)

  • 12 - Ghulam Muhammad - Outer Witches and Inner Witches (todayʼs speech))

  • 13 - Ghulam Muhammad - Experience with a roaring Donkey (today's speech)d)

  • 14 - Ghulam Muhammad - The outward Way (todayʼs speech)

  • 15 - Ghulam Muhammad - About a Dragon (today's speech)

  • 16 - Ghulam Muhammad - A Witch who eats Meat (todayʼs speech)

  • 17 - Ghulam Muhammad - Woman Shooting Star (today's speech)

  • 18 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Ordeal with the red Axe (today's speech)

  • 19 - Ghulam Muhammad - Experience of a Hunter at Night (today's speech)

  • 20 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Sorcerer of the Northern Scouts (todayʼs speech)

  • 21 - Ghulam Muhammad - The holy Flowers of Hunza (todayʼs speech)

  • 22 - Ghulam Muhammad - Manakheec̣o the Cannibal (todayʼs speech)

  • 23 - Ghulam Muhammad - Music in Bar (todayʼs speech)

  • 24 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Elder in Bar (todayʼs speech)

  • 25 - Ghulam Muhammad - The Herbs of the Bear (todayʼs speech)

  • 26 - Ghulam Muhammad - About playing Polo (todayʼs speech)

  • 27 - Khair-ul-Hayat - The Priest who slaughtered Humans (todayʼs speech)

  • 28 - Khair-ul-Hayat - The Mothers on K2 (todayʼs speech)

  • 29 - Madad - Dac̣heni (todayʼs speech)

  • 30 - Sultan Ali - Three Witches (todayʼs speech)

  • 31 - Sultan Ali - The golden Horn (todayʼs speech)

  • 32 - Aman Ullah Beg - The Language of the Gnome (todayʼs speech)

  • 33 - Mir Ahmad - Shon Gukurʼs Story (todayʼs speech)

  • 34 - Qhayaban - Fearing seven Fairies (todayʼs sp̣eech)

  • 35 - Muhammad Shafa - Running away from Gnomes in a Dream (todayʼs speech)

  • 36 - Qalbi Ali - Kinds of spirit beings (todayʼs speech)

  • 37 - Qalbi Ali - The Fairyʼs Revenge from Nazar Shah (todayʼs speech)

  • 38.1 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (todayʼs speech)

  • 38.2 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (todayʼs speech)

  • 38.3 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (todayʼs speech)

  • 38.4 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Story of becoming a Shaman (todayʼs speech)

  • 39 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Gnome-witchʼs Accuse (todayʼs speech)

  • 40 - Biṭan Ibrahim - The Gnome stealing the Dough (todayʼs speech)

  • 41 - Biṭan Ibrahim - Two Kinds of Meelgus (todayʼs speech)

Playlist 6 - Local folktales collected by Lorimer

  • 1.1 - Shahzaada Bahraam and the white Gnome

  • 1.2 - Shahzaada Bahraam and the White Gnome

  • 1.3 - Shahzaada Bahraam and the White Gnome

  • 1.4 - Shahzaada Bahraam and the white Gnome

  • 1.5 - Shahzaada Bahraam and the White Gnome

  • 2.1 - The poor man from Rome and the king from Iran

  • 2.2 - The poor Man from Rome and the King from Iran

  • 2.3 - The poor Man from Rome and the King of Iran