Series PNGSIA - Papua New Guinea - Morobe Province - Around Sio town on coast
Sia and Graged languages

Date Range15-07-1936
Quantity1 cm, 1 item
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from the area around Sia in Morobe Province. It includes and extensive German-Sia vocabulary.

Morobe is a Province of Papua New Guinea and covers an area of 34,500 km2. The Province has approximately 539,725 inhabitants. Around 171 languages are spoken in the Province and its capital is Lae.

For more information on the Morobe Province: External site

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AC2-PNGSIA101 Bermerkungen uber die Sia-sprache zu den auf zeichnungen von Missionar Michael Stoltz by Otto Dempwolff
Around Sio town on coast of Morobe Province Papua New Guinea
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Transcription of Otto Dempwolff's Bermerkungen uber die Sia-sprache zu den auf zeichnungen von Missionar Michael Stoltz [translated by L. Wagner and G. Schmutterer on August 1, 1936]. Short grammatical statement with a short comparative vocabulary of Sia and Graged (Gedaged), followed by an extensive German - Sia vocabulary. Dempwolff noted (p. 10) that Sia was a mixed language based on Papuan with an Austronesian overlay, and that it stood linguistically between the Graged speech of the west and the Jabem speech of the east [compiler's translation]. This text was acquired by Capell when in London working on his PhD. Dempwolff was a major influence on Capell's Oceanic work. Unfortunately, this copy has some pages where words have been shaved off from the right edge.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-PNGSIA101
Date range 15-07-1936    Quantity 1 cm,
Formats Loose Notes and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier PNGSIA101 Series PNGSIA

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