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


Date: Circa 1816 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 210 p.


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.


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


  • Grammars.
  • Language Material
  • Native American Materials

Personal Name(s)

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


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