Breton, Raymond, 1609-1679. Carib-French dictionary

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Carib-French dictionary

Published By: Original publisher A Avxerre: Par Gilles Bovqvet. 1665. HRAF ms: 2, 48 l.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Raymond Breton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Island Carib (ST13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Tillage (241); Food preparation (252); Ornament (301); Personal grooming (302); Visiting and hospitality (574); Etiquette (576); Polygamy (595); Kinship terminology (601); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The source for this compilation is Breton's DICTIONAIRE CARAIBE-FRANçOIS, MESLé DE QUANTITé DE REMARQUES HISTORIQUES POUR L'ESCLAIRCISSEMENT DE LA LANGUE, Auxerre, 1665. The author of the original was a French missionary in the Lesser Antilles who spent ninteen years among the Island Caribs, living the last five alone with them in Dominica. His works were primary sources for many later writers. The translators, graduate students in anthropology at Yale University, include information of a general ethnographic nature, but exclude data on French colonization, lists of place names and native terms of animals, and linguistic material, all of which may be readily gathered from the facsimile text of the original. Religion and subsistence categories are more complete than others.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. st13-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: Translation of: [Dictionaire caraibe-françois, meslé de quantité de remarques historiques pour l'esclaircissement de la langue, compose par le r.p. Raymond Breton]|A copy of a facsimile edition of DICTIONAIRE CARAIBE-FRANçOIS, MESLé DE QUANTITé DE REMARQUES HISTORIQUES POUR L'ESCLAIRCISSEMENT DE LA LANGUE published in 1892 is included in the microfiche collection only and is not indexed for subjects Selected, organized and translated for the HRAF files by Marshall McKusick and Pierre Verin in 1958

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1650

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1650

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Dominica

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Black Carib Indians

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