Old Tobian Word Lists & Grammars

Thilenius Expedition word lists
Tobian words collected by members of the Thilenius Expedition in 1908-1910.  Anneliese Eilers. Tobi. In Ergebnisse der Sudsee Expedition 1908-1910. II. Ethnographie: B. Mikronesien Band 9. Westkarolinen 2. Halband: Tobi and Ngulu. Georg Thilenius, ed. Volume 9. Hamburg: Friederichsen, De Gruyter & Co. m.b.H., 1936. Pp. 1-200.

Horatio Hale's vocabulary
A Vocabulary of the Dialect of Tobi, or Lord North's Island.  United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Under the Command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N., Ethnography and Philology.  Philadelphia:  Lea and Blanchard, 1846.  Pp. 107-108.   

Horace Holden's Vocabulary and Dialogues  
Appendix to A Narrative of the Shipwreck, Captivity and Sufferings of  Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute.  pp. 121-127.  Fourth Edition.  Boston:   Russell, Shattuck, and Co, 1836.  NOTE
Horatio Hale attributes this Vocabulary to John Pickering. 

2006 Recordings of Holden's dialogues

A. Capell's Grammar and Vocabulary
Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language of Sonsorol-Tobi, Reprinted in Oceania Linguistic Monographs, No. 12.  Sydney:  University of Sydney, 1969.    Note:   this material was originally prepared in 1948 and published in 1951 as CIMA (Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology) Report No. 30. 

John Pickering's Memoir on Tobian
Memoir on the Language and Inhabitants of Lord North's Island.  From the Memoirs of the American Academy.  Cambridge:  Metcalf and Company, 1845. 

FOTI Home
Updated: January 29, 2017