Reelant, Adriaan, 1676-1718

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Dates:
Birth 1676-07-17
Death 1718-02-05
Dutch
Algonquian languages, Latin

Biographical notes:

Adriaan Reland was a Dutch orientalist.

From the description of Vocabularia variarum linguarum Americanarum, 1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466189

Widely known for his in-depth studies of Islam, the Dutch linguist and Orientalist Adriaan Reland (1676-1718) spent most of his career as Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Utrech. A master of many classical and living languages, he published two important geographical works on biblical Palestine, Antiquitates sacrae veterum Hebraeorum (1708) and Palestina ex monumentis veteribus illustrate (1714), and delved into broader issues in historical linguistics in his collected essays, Dissertationum miscellanearum partes tres (1706-1708), touching on languages from Indonesia and East Asia to North and South America.

From the guide to the Vocabularia variarum linguarum Americanarum, 1708 (1822), (American Philosophical Society)

Widely known for his in-depth studies of Islam, the Dutch linguist and Orientalist Adriaan Reland (1676-1718) spent most of his career as Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Utrech. A master of many classical and living languages, he delved into issues in historical linguistics in his collected essays, Dissertationum miscellanearum partes tres (1706-1708), touching on languages from Indonesia and East Asia to North and South America.

The difficulty of obtaining Adriaan Reland's linguistic works in Philadelphia apparently lead Peter Stephen Duponceau to copy out sections of the Dissertationum, probably in 1822. Drawn in turn from a number of earlier sources, these sections include "Brasilian" (i.e. Mapuche), "Chilean," "Peruvian" (Quechua), "Guatimalan" (Pocomam), "Caribbean" (Arawak or Carib), "Mexican" (Nahuatl), "Virginian" (Massachusett), Algonkian, and Huron.

From the guide to the Vocabularia variarum linguarum Americanarum, 1822, 1822, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Quechua language
  • Indians of South America--Languages
  • Nahuatl language
  • Algonquin language
  • Carib language
  • Mapuche language
  • Wyandot language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Arawak language
  • Pokomam language
  • Indians of North America--Languages
  • Native America
  • Massachusett language
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern

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Places:

  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)