Lexicon der Macquaischen Sprachen, [n.d.]


Date: 1742 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 554 p.


This volume is a dictionary of the Mohawk language. Contains Biblical and religious texts, with interlinear translation in German of Mohawk; lists of words, classified by subject (animals, etc.); paradigms; unorganized German words with Mohawk equivalents. Preceded by alphabetical index of German words, with references to pages where equivalents are used.

Background note

John Christopher Pyrlaeus was a Moravian missionary.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 554 p.


Deposited by the Society of United Brethren, 1819; accessioned, 1900.

Alternate formats available

This volume is also available on microfilm (Film 1398).

Early American History Note

This volume contains a German-Mohawk dictionary that Moravian missionary John Pylareus compiled in the eighteenth century.

Indexing Terms


  • Dictionaries.
  • Language Material
  • Native American Materials


  • Language and Linguistics
  • Mohawk language
  • Native America
  • Religion