MS 350-c Comox vocabulary
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Collection ID:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Materials in
(Central Salish, Comox-Sliammon) and
Physical Description:
850 Items
ca. slips ca. 850 slips

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
In hand of Franz Boas. Alphabetically arranged by English. Native term followed by a number, usually of 3 digits.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 350-c

Local Note
Local Note
Non-Chinookan. Perhaps a Salishan language. Note that equivalents are given for "Chinook canoe" and "Kwakiutl canoe"; should be compared first with languages geographically between these two.--Comment by Dell Hymes, November 16, 1960. Probably Comox. (Could compare with Boas' Satlolk Comox).--Laurence L. Thompson, April, 1964.
Local Note
Confirmed as Comox on basis of terms for "antlers," "arm," "approaches," and "to bark," by John Davis, Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, here 2-8-71. He believes that this may be the raw material for Boas' vocabulary of Catloltq in his report to the British Assn. for the Advancement of Science, 1890, 6th Report of the Northwest Tribes, pages 141-163. (This reference telephoned in afterwards, has not been checked.--MCB)

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 350-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish language Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
K'omoks (Comox) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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