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Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística.

Colección polidiómica mexicana que contiene la Oracion dominical vertida en cincuenta y dos idiomas indígenos de aquella república.

Mexico: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, for Eugenio Maillefert y Comp, 1860

Physical Description: [2], vii, [1], 52 p. ; 29 cm.

Call number: BA860/ S678c / 1-size

Accession number: 06124

Notes: The introductory section contains the Oracion Dominical in Otomi (as translated by P. Rangel or P. Castillo in the 17th century and subsequently corrected by Padres Ramirez and Yepes) with word-for-word Spanish text, printed in 2 parallel columns (p. [i]), followed by: line-by-line glosses parsing the Otomi version (p. i-iii); a brief survey of religious texts in Otomi translation throughout the 17th-19th centuries (p. iii-v); and 2 other versions of the Pater Noster, each accompanied by word-for-word Spanish text and commentary (p. vi-vii). Following are versions of the Lord’s Prayer in approximately 50 Mexican Indian languages and dialects, with footnotes giving geographical data. Included are: Californio, Chañabal, Chiapaneco, Chihuahueño, Chol, Cuicateco (2 variants), Huaxteco (3 variants), Joba, Lipano, Matlatzinca, Maya, Mayo, Mazahua, Mazateco (2 variants), Mexicano, Mixe, Mixteco (3 variants), Opata, Otomi (6 variants), Pame (3 variants), Papagol, Pimo, Piros, Sendal, Serrano, Tabasco [i.e. Tarasco], Taraumaro (4 variants), Tepehuano, Totonaco (2 variants), Tubano, Tzapoteco, Yaqui (2 variants), Zoque, Zozil. The Sociedad Mexicana published a similar work in 1888 with the Lord’s Prayer in these and approximately 20 additional Mexican languages and dialects.

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Languages: Apache languages [for Lipano] / Chiapanec / Chinantecan languages [per MARC] / Chol / Cuicatec / Huastec / Jova / Matlatzinca / Maya / Mayo / Mazahua / Mazateco / Mixe / Mixtec / Nahuatl / Opata / Otomi / Pame / Pima / Purepecha [for Tarasco] / Tarahumara / Tepehuan / Tohono O’Odham [for Papagol] / Tojolabal [for Chañabal] / Totonac / Tzeltal [for Sendal] / Tzotzil / Yaqui / Zapotec / Zoque

Genre: Catechisms and Creeds

Region: Spanish America