A grammar of the language of the Lenni Lennape, or Delaware Indians, [1816]

Mss.497.3.Z3g

Date: Circa 1816 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 210 p.

Abstract

A grammar, based on a Latin model. Prepared from original then in Library of United Brethren, Bethlehem. It is a description of the Delaware language and lists words and their corresponding meanings.

Background note

David Zeisberger served as a Moravian missionary.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 210 p.

Provenance

Presented by Peter S. Du Ponceau, 1820; accessioned, 1900 (2752).

Location of originals:

Originals in The Society of the United Brethren at Bethlehem.

Early American History Note

This volume contains a translation done by Peter DuPonceau of David Zeisberger's grammar dictionary for the Lenni Lenape.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Grammars.
  • Language Material
  • Native American Materials

Personal Name(s)

  • Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
  • Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808

Subject(s)

  • Delaware language
  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Native America
  • Religion