Vocabulary of Bajau

Scope and Content

A vocabulary of Bajau (Sra) as spoken by the Bajans of the East Coast of British North Borneo, 84 pages, containing English and Bajan words in parallel columns, in alphabetical order of English. Some pencilled notes give the Tempasuk equivalent of certain words.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Martin Oscar Cook was Assistant District Officer, Simporna, British North Borneo, at the time when he compiled the vocabulary.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Presented by R.M.O. Cook, 1939.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 34 V

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 74.

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Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

Cook, Richard Martin Oscar, fl 1914-1939