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Format: paper

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 1-55500-065-7

Date: 1998

Ancient Aleut Personal Names

by Bergsland, Knut


This work is yet another major contribution by linguist Knut Bergsland to the rich Aleut language heritage. Here Bergsland interprets 1,140 Aleut personal names from a census of men listed by island and village. The list was compiled by Captain Joseph Billings, who led a major Russian expedition to the Aleutian Islands from 1790 to 1792. Interpretation of these names gives a very intimate and vivid glimpse of ancient Aleut culture and values. Includes maps, bibliography.

Language: Unangan (Aleut) (AL09)

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