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Ms. Coll. 700 Item 219 Vocabulario de la lengua de los indios cholos
TitleVocabulario de la lengua de los indios cholos
- Seemann, Berthold, 1825-1871
Other related names
- Berendt, C. Hermann 1817-1878, former owner
- Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899, former owner
Call numberMs. Coll. 700 Item 219
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9949811313503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
LanguageSpanish and words from one or more Choco languages, possibly Catio, and/or Chamí, Epena Saija, or Waunana; with a clipping in English
C. Hermann Berendt's transcription of a vocabulary of 57 words or phrases, including the numbers 1 to 6, in a dialect of Cuna (?) spoken by the Cholo, or Choco Indians of Panama and northwestern Colombia, as recorded by Berthold Seemann, in his article entitled The aborigines of the Isthmus of Panama (Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, vol. 3, 1853, p. 175-182, the vocabularies on p. 179-181). Choco languages that could be the source of the vocabulary include the Embera languages Catio, Chamí, and Epena Saija, and Waunana language. Whereas Seemann's primary entries are in English, Berendt gives them in Spanish. (For another transcription by Berendt of this same vocabulary, along with other vocabulary given in Seemann's article, see Ms. Coll. 700, Item 170.) The manuscript includes a clipping from the New York Herald, 5 May 1873, with the heading (handwritten by Berendt): Description of the Chocos; the article concerns the United States Darien expedition under Captain Selfridge, and describes, in a report dated 26 April 1873, during the members' voyage home, the way of life of the Indians of the Choco tribe encountered by the expedition in the valley of the Atrato River, in the vicinity of the Cuia River, with mention of the town Quibdó and the village Vejia (f. 4r-5r). Also included are two maps (f. 5v, 6r) depicting the central and eastern portions of Panama, with the names of Indian tribes labeled, including: Savaneros, or Sabaneros; Bayanos; Cholos or Chocos; Doraces; Guaimis (Guaymis); Dolegas; and Manzanillo or San Blas. The manuscript has a remnant of a note that was tipped in and evidently removed (f. 3v).
- Ms. component part.
- Title from component title page (f. 1r).
- Item 219, in contemporary paper covers, is the 10th of 15 manuscripts (Items 162-165, 167-171, 172-175, 218, and 219) bound together in a volume with the spine title: Languages of Chiriqui and Darien.
WatermarkPIRIE'S Old Style.
Extent8 leaves : 202-203 x 126 mm. bound to 215 x150 mm
FoliationPaper, 8; ii (paper endleaves) + 6; [1-6]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Partial leaf bearing a map (tipped in, f. 5v); and a second, fold-out map (tipped in, f. 6r).
- From the collection of C. Hermann Berendt, later acquired by Daniel Garrison Brinton (ex libris stamp on verso of front free endpaper of bound volume).
- Catio language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
- Choco languages--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
- Indians of Central America--Panama--Languages
- Indians of South America--Colombia--Languages
- Choco Indians
- Manuscripts, Spanish--19th century
- Manuscripts, American--19th century
- Manuscripts, Latin American
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