Reelant, Adriaan, 1676-1718

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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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creatorOf Reelant, Adriaan, 1676-1718. Notae et observationes ad Antiquitates Hebraicas / dictatae a Ioanne Jacobo Schultens. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Schroeder, Nicolaus Wilhelm, 1721-1798. In antiquitates Haebraias / N.G. Schroeder. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
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associatedWith Anchieta, Jose de, 1534-1597 person
associatedWith Baerle, Caspar van, 1584-1648 person
associatedWith DuPonceau, Peter S. (Peter Stephen), 1760-1844 person
associatedWith Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 person
associatedWith Eliot, John, 1604-1690 person
associatedWith Eliot, John, 1754-1813 person
associatedWith Garcilaso de la Vega, el Inca, 1539-1616 person
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associatedWith Moraes, Emanuel de person
associatedWith Rochefort, César de person
associatedWith Schroeder, Nicolaus Wilhelm, 1721-1798. person
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New York (State)--New York
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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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Birth 1676-07-17

Death 1718-02-05

Dutch

Algonquian languages,

Latin

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