Hul Topol - Fall of the Moon A narrative of etiologies from the Bunaq of Lamaknen

Antoinette Schapper

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This article makes a contribution to the documentation of the genre of oral literature known as zapal amongst the Bunaq, a Papuan-speaking group of central Timor. I present an annotated and translated version of the elaborate zapal entitled Hul Topol or Fall of the Moon. Hul Topol is a lengthy, multi-event story which gives etiologies spanning the realms of subsistence, cultural practice and natural order including animal behaviour and appearance.

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Folktales; etiology; Bunaq; Timor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17510/wacana.v17i2.441

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