From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations

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Containing the complete Old and New Testaments translated from English into the Algonquian language, the Algonquian Bible was the first Bible printed in British North America. John Eliot and his native translators, including Job Nesuton, labored for…

Missionary work among the native population in New England did not begin in earnest until several years after English settlements had been established at Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. New England’s First Fruits is the colonists’…

Printed in London in 1643, Roger Williams’s Key to the Language of America functions as a dictionary of the Algonquian language. Within the text, Williams lists English to Algonquian translations of common words or phrases with sections on the…