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Title: Deutsch-Neuguinea und meine Ersteigung des Finisterre-Gebirges
Subtitle: Eine Schilderung des ersten erfolgreichen Vordringens zu den hochgebirgen Inner-Neuguineas, der Natur des Landes, der Sitten der Eingeborenen und des gegenwaïrtigen Standes der deutschen Kolonisations
Description:

Hugo Zöller (1852–1933) was a German journalist and explorer who travelled
to South America, West Africa and New Guinea in the course of his exciting
career. This book is an account, first published in 1891, of his expedition
to New Guinea in 1888, during which he became the first European to explore
the island’s mountainous interior. He describes the German colonial
settlements on the coast, the logistical preparations for his mission, the
climate, geology, flora and fauna of the island, the indigenous peoples and
their customs, the local languages, to which he devotes a substantial
chapter, and the hardships and highlights of the journey. The appendix
contains a timeline listing European activity around New Guinea from 1526
to 1891 and a glossary in tabular form listing 300 words in 45 indigenous
languages. A bibliography and index are also included, and the book
contains drawings, photographs and maps.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Lexicography
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1108007317
ISBN-13: 9781108007313
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