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An 1871 copy of a 1567 collection of Catholic doctrine in the Zapotec language. Contents include texts of prayers (Lord's prayer, Ave Maria); the Apostles' Creed; lists of the ten commandments, sacraments, articles of faith, sins, and virtues; and a…

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Texts in the Zoque language relating to the Passion of Christ, in the hand of José M. Sánchez, a priest in Ocozocoautla, in the Mexican state of Chiapas; an attestation by C. Hermann Berendt, dated from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 5 April 1870, reads:…

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An 1869 copy of a portion of a collection of Catholic texts and prayers from the 17th or 18th century, translated into the Chiapanec language. Contents include a catechism, several acrostics and anagrams, prayers, a sermon, and a number of…

A sermon or talk on the descent from the Cross, with a description of the crucifixion and suffering of Christ and parenthetical instructions to the priest in Spanish for the reenactment in church of the descent of Christ from the Cross (Weeks). A…

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A bound collection of notes and studies on personal and geographical names in the Maya language. The first and third works are arranged in a dictionary format with tabs for each letter; the remaining works are more informal, many with notes pasted…

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A brief vocabulary list of Spanish words with their equivalents in the Popoloca language of the community of Oluta, in the Mexican state of Verzcruz. Words arranged by subject, concluding with cardinal numbers. The list ends on f.6r of an otherwise…

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A Spanish-Zoque vocabulary of approximately 180 words obtained from Oneciforo Mendoza, a speaker of Zoque from Tapijulapa, a pueblo in the Mexican state of Tabasco. The vocabulary is not in alphabetical order, but arranged loosely by subject. The…

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C. Hermann Berendt's transcription of a vocabulary list of 146 entries, including the numbers 1 to 8, in Spanish and Boruca, the language of the Boruca Indians residing in southwestern Costa Rica, on the Pacific coast. According to the title page the…

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A 19th-century copy of brief extracts from a 16th-century grammatical work by Ara, probably his Bocabulario de lengua tzeldal según el orden de Copanbaztla. It includes the declension of pronouns and the conjugation of the verbs to be and to make,…

19th-century copies of various talks and sermons in the Maya language from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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