# 27986

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

$20.00 AUD

Port Moresby, PNG : Reprinted by Hebamo Press, 1979. Octavo (200 x 135 mm), textured stiff orange wrappers lettered in black, pp 80, [3 indiex]; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the verso of the title page.

Reprint of the earlier editions of 1948 and 1960 which were published by the London Missionary Society (Australia and New Zealand Committee for the Papua District Committee).

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 no copies of this edition (earlier editions were published in 1948 and 1960).