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Tarahumarisches Wörterbuch: nebst einigen Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der Tarahumaren, in Neu-Biscaya, in der Audiencia Guadalajara im vice-Königreiche Alt-Mexiko oder Neu Spanien 1791

MS 224


Collection Summary

Creator: Steffel, Matthäus.
Collection Name: Tarahumarisches Wörterbuch: nebst einigen Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der Tarahumaren, in Neu-Biscaya, in der Audiencia Guadalajara im vice-Königreiche Alt-Mexiko oder Neu Spanien
Inclusive Dates: 1791
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:The one volume contains both a German-Tarahumara dictionary, and a Tarahumara-German dictionary. Steffel annotated some of the entries. The end section contains general phrases that he says are derived in format from those of Herr Bacmeister, St. Petersburg, 1773; but that he has altered to consist of Latin, German, and Tarahumaran equivalents.
Collection Number:MS 224
Language: Materials are in German and Latin.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
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Biographical Note

Jesuit missionary to the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico; wrote his dictionary while in Brunn (present day Brno, Czechoslovakia) 20 years after the Jesuits were expelled.


Scope and Content Note

The one volume contains both a German-Tarahumara dictionary, and a Tarahumara-German dictionary. Steffel annotated some of the entries. The end section contains general phrases that he says are derived in format from those of Herr Bacmeister, St. Petersburg, 1773; but that he has altered to consist of Latin, German, and Tarahumaran equivalents.

Introduction and annotations in German; words and phrases in German, Tarahumaran, and Latin.


Arrangement

This collection is organized alphabetically.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

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Related Material

Photocopy of transcription by Campbell W. Pennington from a microfilm of part of the published volume in the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Steffel's 1791 dictionary was published as part of an 1809 series on reports of different lands of New Spain: Nachrichten von verschiedenen Ländern des Spanischen Amerika, by Christoph Gottlieb von Murr.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Murr, Christoph Gottlieb von, 1733-1811. Nachrichten von verschiedenen Ländern des Spanischen Amerika aus eigenhändigen Aufsätzen einiger Missionare der Gesellschaft Jesu herausgegeben. 1809.
Steffel, Matthäus.

Corporate Name(s)
Jesuits -- Mexico.

Geographic Name(s)
Mexico -- Languages.

Subject(s)
German language -- Dictionaries -- Tarahumara.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Chihuahua (State) -- Languages.
Tarahumara language -- Dictionaries -- German.


Administrative Information

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Tarahumarisches Wörterbuch: nebst einigen Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der Tarahumaren, in Neu-Biscaya, in der Audiencia Guadalajara im vice-Königreiche Alt-Mexiko oder Neu Spanien (MS 224). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1980.

Processing History

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