From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations

Greatest Sinners Exhorted and Encouraged to Come to Christ

Title

Greatest Sinners Exhorted and Encouraged to Come to Christ

Date

1698

Description

Charles Evans’s American Bibliography gives this work the distinction of being the first book printed in a native language in Boston. A collection of sermons given by Increase Mather, the text is titled Greatest Sinners Exhorted and Encouraged to Come to Christ. The translation of the text into Algonquian is attributed to Samuel Danforth. Danforth also authored a dictionary of the Algonquian language (likely compiled through reference to the Algonquian Bible) that resides in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Creator

Mather, Increase, 1639-1723.

Publisher

Bostonut: Printuoop nashpe Bartholomew Green, kah John Allen.

Extent

164 p. ; 15 cm. (8vo)

Bibliographic Citation

Identifier

323517

Type

Book

Alternative Title

[Greatest sinners exhorted and encouraged to come to Christ. Massachuset]
Masukkenukeeg matcheseaenvog wequetoog kah wuttooanatoog uppeyaonont Christoh kah ne yeuyeu teanuk wonk,ahche nunnukquodt missinninnuh ukquohquenaount wutaiuskoianatamooonganoo. Kah keketookaonk papaume wussittumwas kesukodtum: kah papaume nawhutch onkatogeh wunnomwayeuongash. Nashpe Increase Mather. Kukkootomwehteaenuh ut oomoeuwehkomonganit ut Bostonut, ut New England. [Six lines of Scripture texts in Algonquian dialect] Yeuth kukkookootomwehteaongash qushkinnumunash en Indiane unnontoowaonganit nashpe S.D. [i.e., Samuel Danforth]

Collection

Citation

Mather, Increase, 1639-1723., “Greatest Sinners Exhorted and Encouraged to Come to Christ,” From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/EnglishtoAlgonquian/items/show/48.

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