# 27751

[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ane : hymn book in the Motu language of Papua

$55.00 AUD

Rabaul, New Britain, Territory of New Guinea : Methodist Mission Press, 1960. Octavo (210 x 135 mm), original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (sunned), pp 80, [3 index]; a good, clean copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown.

Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu or True Motu to distinguish it from Hiri Motu) is a Central Papuan Tip language that is spoken by the Motuans, an indigenous ethnic group of Papua New Guinea centred around the Port Moresby region.

Trove locates a single copy of this edition (Deakin University Library). An earlier edition was published in 1948 and a reprint in 1979.