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Manche Ch'ol | Maya
Alternate forms: Cholti
Language(s): Ch'olti' | Spanish
Date: 1695
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 282 pages
Description: This is a copy of Morán's "libro grande" (1625-1650), and includes two versions of the grammar (in different hands), confessional materials, and a vocabulary of 500 words which has been added to the others. The first three pages are a narrative of Spanish missions (1689-1692) by Thomas Murillo. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Aymara | Quechua
Language(s): English | Aymara | Spanish
Date: 1950-1972
Description: The Aymara materials in the Lounsbury Papers consist of comparative linguistics and studies of kinship in Series II. Of particular interest are the audio recordings in Series VII on the folklore of the Ayar Incas. The correspondence, in Series I, contains information of the geographic distribution of the language, Lounsbury's analysis of the language and its relationship to Quechua, Christian scriptures in Aymara, Morris Swadesh's work on genetic classification of Native American languages, and geographic distribution of Aymara population.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Aymara
Language(s): English | Spanish | Aymara
Date: 1988, 1991
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder
Description: William Bright's only Aymara item is correspondence with Lucy Briggs on a Spanish-language Aymara grammar (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1590-1976
Type:Text
Extent: 26 reels
Description: This collection includes field notes and reports, diaries of expeditions, texts, grammars, dictionaries of Indian languages, theses and research papers collected by members of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Chicago in connection with the Carnegie Institution of Washington Middle American Research Program as well as various Central American governmental agencies. A microfilm publication of the University of Chicago, 1946-1957. Table of contents. Originals at theUniversity of Chicago.
Collection: Manuscripts on Middle American Cultural Anthropology, 1590-1976 (Mss.Film.297)

Chontal
Alternate forms: Tequistlatec, Tequistlateco
Language(s): English | Spanish | Tequistlateco
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars
Extent: 24 pages
Description: The Chontal materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Chontal" section of the finding aid, "Cuento y frases en idioma Chontal (Tequistlateco)." This item is in Tequistlatec, Spanish and English, and includes a grammatical sketch, 11 phrases with notes, and 1 text, "El Cuento del Perrito," given by Doña Carmen de Garrida of the village of Tequisistlán.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Cuicatec
Alternate forms: Cuicateco
Language(s): Spanish | Cuicatec, Teutila
Date: 1922
Contributor: Angulo, Jaime de
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars | Maps | Stories
Extent: 654 pages
Description: The Cuicatec materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Cuicatec" section of the finding aid, recorded by Jaime de Angulo, in 1922. It consists of a grammatical sketch in Spanish, with 3 folkloristic and 3 original narratives told by "a Chiquihuitlán native." Some Cuicatec vocabulary also appears in the "Mexico" section of the finding aid in "Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico," and in the "Zapotec" section of the finding aid in "Estudio gramatical de las lenguas de la familia zapoteca," which includes Chatino information and ten ink sketches of maps showing linguistic groups. Also in the "Zapotec" section, "Zapotecan texts" (item Z.3) includes some Cuicatec texts.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Latin | Spanish
Date: circa 1692
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 110 leaves
Description: Consists of Catholic texts in the Kaqchikel language, including statement of doctrine, catechism, confessional, brief religious discourses. Also includes a grammar of the Kaqchikel language, which was translated into English by Daniel G. Brinton in APS Proceedings 21 (1884): 345. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Chontal
Alternate forms: Chontales
Date: 1966, 1968
Type:Text
Extent: 366 pages
Description: The Highland Chontal materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 3 items, all listed under "Turner, Paul." This includes Turner's dissertation, "Highland Chontal Grammar," which includes interlinear texts of stories on a related recording collection. "Highland Chontal Dialect Survey" provides a detailed account of a project of Turner's for which there is an accompanying audio collection, listed separately in this guide. Finally, there is also a newspaper clipping on consultant Clemente Zarate's visit to the U.S.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Mam
Language(s): Mam | Spanish
Date: 1983
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars | Books
Extent: 1 volume
Description: The only Mam item in William Bright's papers is a Spanish-language grammar of Qyol Mam (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Mazatec
Alternate forms: Ha Shuta Enima, Mazateco
Date: 1922-1930, 1939-1940, 1942
Type:Text
Extent: 663 pages
Description: The Maztec materials in the ACLS collection consist of items found in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Mazatec" section, "Cuento mazateco" includes a grammatical sketch and text, "Cuento de venado y de sapos," with free translations and grammatical notes. "Informe de la investigacion Mazateca" gives a summary of phonetics; report of field-work plans; outline of ethnographic problems. In the "Mexico" section of the finding aid, McQuown's "Phonemic systems of various Indian languages of Mexico" includes some Mazatec vocabulary, as does "Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico." In the "Zapotec" section, "Estudio gramatical de las lenguas de la familia zapoteca" includes analysis of Mazatec, proposing its inclusion in the Zapotecan language family. The exact varieties of Mazatec are not identified.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)