Book/Printed Material Vocabulary of the Language Used by the Indians in These Missions. Vocabulario de la lengua que usan los indios de estas misiones

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Title

  • Vocabulary of the Language Used by the Indians in These Missions.

Other Title

  • Vocabulario de la lengua que usan los indios de estas misiones

Summary

  • This manuscript, by an unknown author probably writing at one or several Catholic missions in the 18th century, was found at the College for the Propagation of the Faith in Popayán, New Granada (the Spanish viceroyalty that comprised all or parts of present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela). It consists of 103 pages, most of which are taken up by a glossary of words in the Siona indigenous language with their Spanish equivalents. This part of the work is organized in columns, with the Siona words on the left and their Spanish equivalent on the right, separated by an equal sign. Starting on page 83 are 18 pages of the catechism in Siona, written as a means of indoctrination into the faith, with some concluding pages of further vocabulary. Siona is a Western Tukanoan language, today spoken by only about 550 people in Colombia and Ecuador, making this an important historical record of an endangered language. The manuscript, which is preserved in the National Library of Colombia, has no title page and is in poor condition, with spotting and ink on the reverse of the pages showing through. Another difficulty is presented by the author's use of some phonetic symbols that have not been definitively interpreted.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1600 to 1699]

Headings

  • -  Colombia
  • -  Ecuador
  • -  Panama
  • -  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • -  1600 to 1699
  • -  Catholic Church--Missions
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Missionaries
  • -  Prayers
  • -  Sioni language

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 121 pages, bound ; 16 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Colombia.
  • -  Content in Siona and Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667795

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  • pdf
  • image

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Vocabulary of the Language Used by the Indians in These Missions. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699, 1600] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667795/.

APA citation style:

(1600) Vocabulary of the Language Used by the Indians in These Missions. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667795/.

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Vocabulary of the Language Used by the Indians in These Missions. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699, 1600] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667795/>.