Series IJBINUF - Irian Jaya - Biak, Numfor and Parts of Waigeo and Yapen Islands
Biak, Numfor, Austronesian language and dialects

Date Range1947
Quantity0.79 cm, 1 item
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from Biak, Numfor and parts of the Waigeo and Yapen Islands, concentrating on the Biak and Numfor Austronesian languages. It includes a 156-page printed dictionary cum wordlist (in Dutch), with a brief forward.

Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago, and has many atolls, reefs, and corals.

For more information: External site

Waigeo is an island in West Irian Jaya province of eastern Indonesia. It is located in the Raja Ampat Islands archipelago, between Halmahera and the northwest coast of Papua. The town of Wasai, on Waigeo, is the capital of the district of Raja Ampat.

For more information: External site

For information on Yapen Island: External site

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AC2-IJBINUF101 Noemfoorsch Woordenboek. By J.L. and F.J.F. van Hasselt.
Biak, Nufor, Austronesian language/dialects, Biak, Nunfor and parts of Waigeo and Yapen Islands.
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Typescript (photostat). N.V. Drukkerij en Uitgérérij J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1947, 312 pp.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-IJBINUF101
Date range 1947    Quantity 0.79 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier BINUF101 Series IJBINUF

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