A Samoan Dictionary: English and Samoan, and Samoan and English; with a Short Grammar of the Samoan Dialect

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London Missionary Society's Press, 1862 - English language - 223 pages
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This appears to be a scan of the first edition of the dictionary. For those who have commented that the scanned pages can't be searched, and that several pages are missing, you may be interested to know there is a copy of the third edition online, which has been transcribed as opposed to scanned, and contains the missing pages. This is part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection at Victoria University, New Zealand. The link is: http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-PraDict.html
The NZETC online copy appears to be based on the 1984 reprint of the third edition of the dictionary. An excerpt from the forward in that reprint may be useful in judging whether a 150 year old dictionary is still relevant today:
"There are two great Dictionaries of Samoan, The Rev. Pratt's appeared first in 1862, and in its fourth and last edition, in 1911. Professor Milner's dictionary was published in 1966.
"The two works differ greatly in style and content. Milner's dictionary is superbly reliable in its treatment of the forms and meanings of contemporary words. But Pratt's work remains of value to Polynesianists, and continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Samoan's, for several reasons. It records many old words of special interest–specialist terminology, archaic words and names in Samoan tradition. It contains sections on Samoan poetry and proverbs, and an extensive grammatical sketch. And its simple organisation (which follows Samoan alphabetical order with vowels first) makes it easy to find words."

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