# 25798


[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Pipiya gunaguna ba giu pipiyisi asi buka.

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Catechism book in the Mukawa language, British New Guinea. Cover title: Giu Mukawai. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. First (and only?) edition. Duodecimo (167 x 108 mm), original tan-coloured buckram over boards with black lettering to upper board, title page with discreet old wet stamp of the Edinburgh Free Church College, 45 pp, a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate.

Mukawa (or Are) is an Austronesian language still used by a small number of speakers in the Cape Vogel region in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Scarce. Trove locates only two copies (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)