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Dictionary of Powhatan

Dictionary of Powhatan

by William Strachey
     
 
The largest vocabulary ever collected of Powhatan, approximately 1000 entries compiled by William Strachey around 1612. This edition is based on Major's 1849 printing of the British Museum manuscript; with variant forms and extra words cited from the Bodleian manuscript. Two supplementary word-lists of Virginia Algonquian are also included: nine words from an

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The largest vocabulary ever collected of Powhatan, approximately 1000 entries compiled by William Strachey around 1612. This edition is based on Major's 1849 printing of the British Museum manuscript; with variant forms and extra words cited from the Bodleian manuscript. Two supplementary word-lists of Virginia Algonquian are also included: nine words from an anonymous relation of 1607 attributed to Gabriel Archer, and 29 words from Robert Beverley's 1705 "History and Present State of Virginia." Features an introduction by Powhatan scholar Frederic Gleach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889758626
Publisher:
Arx Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
American Language Reprints Ser.
Pages:
108

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