Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). OttoGwadAyoker_TheDescendantsOfWaang, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/26.
The recording at the center of this item is a narrative, in which Otto Gwado Ayoker covers some topics relating to Shilluk tradition in general, and some that are specific to the Kwawaang clan, to which he belongs. Nyikango son of Okwa became angry, when Okwa chose his half brother Diwaat to take power (the skin) after him. So, after the death of Okwa, Diwaat became chief. Nyikango decided to leave. And people divided themselves. When he left, the elders who supported him walked away with him, they were Jur son of Okwa, and Milo son of Okwa. And two close relatives: Gilo and Jiw. Nyikango went to Thuro, his father-in-law. But he also quarrelled with Thuro and decided to go and look for a land. He went towards the north, following River Bahr El Gezal. Daak his son who remained behind went after them. Then they came to a land, and Nyikango called the first village in which he stayed “Papwojo” the village of thanks giving. Daak was leading the fighters and capturing the land which was inhabited by Funj, until he took the land that is now Shilluk Land. It was in 1690, when Tugo Dhokodh founded Pachodo, he called all the head of clans to Pachodo. He gave them clans’ names, dues and duties. Tugo was very careful not to give the names of the elders who opposed Nyikango during the period of nation building to their descendants. So, to Jur and Milo descendant’s he gave the name of their sons Ojwok and Ojulo respectively. But to descendants of Jiw, he gave the clan to his daughter, Apwodho. Not to his son because Okwer had quarrelled with Nyikango in Nyibodo. Tugo said: “Call them ‘Kwawaang’ descendants of their guardian grandmother.” The Kwawaang were given authority over the hippo. Kwawaang are found in Nyibodo in Tonga, Olaam in Padhyang, Delal and Ogiik in Mwomo.
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