A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages

Wyandot includes: Huron, Wendat, Wyandotte, Huron-Wyandot
Yuchi includes: Euchee
Tuscarora includes: Ska:rù:rę'
Seneca includes: Onöndowága
Seminole includes: Yat'siminoli
Osage includes: 𐓁𐒻 𐓂𐒼𐒰𐓇𐒼𐒰͘
Ojibwe includes: Ojibwa, Chippewa, Ojibway
Onondaga includes: Onöñda'gega'
Omaha includes: Umoⁿhoⁿ
Oneida includes: Onyota'a:ka
Pawnee includes: Chaticks si Chaticks, Chatiks si Chatiks
Otomi includes: Hñahñu, Ñuhu, Ñhato, Ñuhmu
Quapaw includes: Arkansas, Ugahxpa
Mohawk includes: Kanienʼkehá꞉ka
Miami includes: Myaamiaki
Mi'kmaq includes: Micmac
Mohican includes: Mahican, Muhhekunneuw
Kaw includes: Kansa, Kanza
Lenape includes: Lenni-Lenape, Delaware
Choctaw includes: Chahta
Cayuga includes: Gayogohó:no
Dakota includes: Dakȟóta
Aaniiih includes: A'aninin, Atsina, Gros Ventre
Atakapa includes: Atacapa
English | German | Otomi, Mezquital | Chitimacha | Atakapa | Cherokee | Osage | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Nottoway | Kansa | Omaha-Ponca | Dakota | Pawnee | Nanticoke | Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille | Miami-Illinois | Mi'kmaq | Mikasuki | Quapaw | Yuchi | Delaware | Ojibwe | Shawnee | Seneca | Mohawk | Onondaga | Cayuga | Oneida | Tuscarora | Natchez | Wyandot | Muscogee | Mohegan-Pequot
1798-1821
Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815 | Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Iroquoian languages | Siouan languages | Muskogean languages
Text
Newspaper clippings | Vocabularies
219 pages
This volume contains extracts of Benjamin Smith Barton's "New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America" (Philadelphia, 1797), with additions by Peter S. Du Ponceau. The bulk of the volume is comprised of word list of 54 words with equivalents listed in a range of 50-70 languages. While Barton listed no authority, Du Ponceau cited sources. Languages with words listed include Chitimacha, Atakapa, Cherokee, Osage, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Nottoway, Kansa, Omaha, Dakota, Pawnee, Nanticoke, Gros Ventres, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Seminole, Quapaw, Yuchi, Delaware, Ojibwe, Shawnee, Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Tuscarora, Natches, Wyandot, Creek, Mahican, Mohegan, and many others. The word list includes the terms for God, heaven, and sky, as well as various terms relating to kinship, parts of the body, weather, and more. The volume also includes notes on sounds of the Otomi (Othomi) observations on declension; observations about the Omaha, Kansa, Oto, Arkansas, and Missouri languages; and notes on symbol and sound. Also includes a newspaper clipping of a review (in German) of Barton's "New Views" that appeared in "Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen," June 17, 1799.
A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages Mss.497.B28