'Book I: notes on matters connected with Malacca and the Malay Peninsula generally' / by Dr Charles Otto Blagden

Scope and Content

Among various notes in English are found the following materials:

A: ff. 5v.-44r. Comparative vocabulary of various languages and dialects: Mentra, Jakun, and Bĕsisi of Malacca; Bĕnua; Juru Sĕmang, Kĕdah Sĕmang, Perak Sĕmang (Kĕnĕring); Cĕndariang Sakai, Kinta Sakai; Ijoh Sĕmang, Ulu Sĕlama Sĕmang aboriginal dialects of Ulu Kĕlantan, Ulu Patani, Ulu Rumpin, Ulu Sudau, Orang Utan of Johor; Madek Jakun, Sĕmbrong Jakun; Pantang Kapur; Mantra; Jakun; Perak Sakai. All compared with Khmer and Mon. All romanized; mostly taken from published word-lists. Approx. 150 entries, not all complete for all languages.

B: ff. 45r.-46r. Additional words and phrases in Bĕsisi, with English or Malay equivalents. Romanized. Approx. 100 entries.

C: ff. 47r.-v. Jakun words, with English or Malay equivalents. Approx. 90 entries. Romanized.

D: ff. 48r.-51r. Malay-Mentra vocabulary, collected at Ulu Bemban. Approx. 120 entries. Romanized.

E: ff. 51v.-56r., 61r.-62r. Sakai words and phrases, with English equivalents. Taken from published sources. Romanized.

F: ff. 66r.-68r. Malay-Jakun vocabulary. Approx. 90 entries. Romanized.

G: ff. 70r.-71r. English-Sĕmang vocabulary, from Crawfurd’s Grammar.

H: ff.75r.-78v. Mon-Khmer-’supposed original form’-Malay vocabulary. Approx. 150 entries, not complete in all columns. Romanized.

I: f. 80r. Fishing appliances used in Mĕrlĕman, Jasin district. 12 entries, in Arabic script and romanization, with English descriptions.

J: f. 86r. Names of Malay sweetmeats. 16 entries, romanized, with English descriptions.

K: f. 87r. Malay and Arabic names of the months, in Arabic script and romanization.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Transferred from the South East Asian Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, 13 November 1973

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

European paper, 32 x 20.5 cm.

Archivist's Note

'Book I: notes on matters connected with Malacca and the Malay Peninsula generally [?]' / by Dr Charles Otto Blagden was removed from MS 297483 [Box 3] and reunited with its record series in August 2017 [see MS 381320].

Description based on an entry from 'Indonesian Manuscripts in Great Britain: A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Indonesian languages in British Public Collections' by M.C. Ricklefs, P. Voorhoeve and Annabel Teh Gallop Jakarta Ecole francaise d'Extreeme-Orient, 2014. Reproduced with permission.


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