C-30.54.002
"The first Tulu new testament."
date late : 1909-01-31.0.


C-30.55.048
"Working on the revision of the bible translation in Malabar,
on the right Rev. W. Dilger."
date early : 1881-01-01.0., date late : 1914-07-31.0.



Missionaries and Linguistic Work
in Foreign Languages

Missionaries provided an invaluable service in the study of local languages in Africa and Asia. They authored grammar books, compiled dictionaries and proverbs, and provided written forms for vernaculars. In Ghana, J. G. Christaller's work on the Twi language, Johannes Zimmerman's work on the Ga language, and J. B. Schlegel's work on the Ewe language are prime examples.
As C-30.54.002 and C-30.55.048 reveal, similar valuable linguistic work was done in India.

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