Series SIGELA - Solomon Islands - Florida Islands
Gela (Nggela)

Date Range1937
Quantity0.19 cm, 1 item
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from the Florida Islands, concentrating on the Gela (or Nggela) language. It includes a reprint of an article on the grammar of Gela.

The Florida Islands are a small island group in Solomon Islands, a nation in the Pacific Ocean. The Florida Islands group is north of the more famous island of Guadalcanal, the scene of one of the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Among the more important islands of the Florida grouping are Nggela Sule, Tulagi, Gavutu and Tanambog. The name Florida Island itself is also used to refer to Nggela Sule, the largest of the group.

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AC2-SIGELA101 A grammar of the laguage of Florida, British Solomon Islands.
Gela (Nggela), Solomon Islands, Florida Islands.
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Typescript. By W.G. Ivens. Reprint. Dull SOS (University of London), VIII (4) [1075]-1110. Minor annotation by Capell. This study was based on biblical translations, the Book of Common Prayer and a set of Psalms in Gela, and reference is made to the earlier work of Bishop Patteson and C.H. Brooke (Melanesian Mission) and research by R.H. Codrington (The Melanesian Language. Ivens did not conduct field work in this language.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIGELA101
Date range 1937    Quantity 0.19 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier IGELA101 Series SIGELA

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