Series VMAEMAE - North Vanuatu - Maewo Island
Maewo (dialects Marino, Central Maewo, Baetora)

Date Range19 February 1936 - 20 July 1945
Quantity0.08 cm, 3 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from Maewo Island, concentrating on the Maewo language dialects of Marino, Central Maewo and Baetora. It includes correspondence between Capell and C. Rawson, Sister Madeleine of the Cross, and Alfred E. Teall (which itself often includes comparative vocabulary lists of the local dialects).

Penama is a province of Vanuatu, occupying the islands of Ambae, Maewo, and Pentecost. The name Penama is derived from the initial letters of Pentecost, Ambae (Aoba) and Maewo. It has a population of 28,960 people and an area of 1,198 kmē. Its capital is Longana.

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AC2-VMAEMAE1 2 letters to Capell from the missionary C. Rawson, Wigan, Lancs., England.
Maewo (d's Marino, Central Maewo, Baetora), Maewo Island, North Vanuatu.
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Typescript. (a) Gives map showing distribution of dialects on the islands of Aoba (Nduindui, Lolokara, Walurigi), Maewo and Pentecost. Comment on Walurigi words. Notes differences between central and north Maewo dialects. Notes that A.E. Teall was fluent in the Oaba language. (b) Gives information on ethnography, religions and other matters on Maewo. Also names informants and indicates linguistic knowledge of some Missionaries on Maewo and Aoba. Minor notes on the dialects.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-VMAEMAE1
Date range 19 February 1936 - 3 March 1936    Quantity 0.02 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MAEMAE1 Series VMAEMAE
AC2-VMAEMAE2 1 letter to Capell from Sister Madeleine of the Cross re Maewo language with attaced word list.
Maewo (d's Marino, Central Maewo, Baetora), Maewo Island, North Vanuatu.
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Manuscript, ink & pencil. Pencil additions C (=Central Maewo) in Capell's hand. Together with list of Maewo villages, and explanatory notes.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-VMAEMAE2
Date range 20 July 1945    Quantity 0.02 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MAEMAE2 Series VMAEMAE
AC2-VMAEMAE3 Letter to Capell from Alfred E. Teall (former missionary).
Maewo (d's Marino, Central Maewo, Baetora), Maewo Island, North Vanuatu.
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Typescript. Dialect notes on Maewo. Plus comparative word list Mota (Banks Island) - Maewo, and phrases.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-VMAEMAE3
Date range 11 February 1945    Quantity 0.04 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MAEMAE3 Series VMAEMAE

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