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Vocabulary collection on Central and South American languages. Includes correspondence between Schuller and other members of the Museum of the Native American regarding the collection. Five boxes of 3x5 index cards with vocabulary items noted along with bibliographic source or notations in other languages. Six boxes boxes of half sheets with vocabulary items, words, definition, and pronunciation, organized by "root" or what appears to be subject in some cases. A note from Schuller says that this is a comparative dictionary of Maya Quiche and Carib-Aruak containing 40,000 words of all known dialects. Two boxes of manuscripts, notes for publications, and other vocabularies. Includes comparative vocabularies, grammar information, phonetic transcriptions, and glossaries of Mayan and Cholti languages. Published items including dictionaries and texts regarding Central American languages, some in Spanish. Index included in Box L.

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