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This description of the Arawak language, as soon as spoken broadly around the Caribbean region yet now constrained to a few of the local peoples of Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname, was once first released in 1928. C. H. de Goeje was once a Dutch submariner whose paintings had taken him to the then Dutch colony of Suriname; on his resignation from the Dutch army he endured to enquire its peoples and their languages, and was once the recipient of a unique Chair in languages and cultural anthropology on the collage of Leiden. The publication presents lengthy vocabulary lists and a scientific exploration of grammar and phonetics; it additionally discusses the starting place of the language and its differentiation from the opposite Carib languages of the quarter. An appendix provides anthropological facts, together with transcriptions and translations of Arawak myths.

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