Mayo[aka Cahita, Yaqui-Mayo, Kahita]
Spanish preface to the reader (p. -) discusses language similarities and variation among different groups (Hiaquis, Mayos, and Thehuecos) who use forms of the Cahita language. Detailed grammar presented in Spanish includes numerous Cahita examples (p. 1-118, 2nd count); a vocabulary lists over 2000 Spanish terms with Cahita equivalents (p. -, 3rd count) and concludes with a section on numerals (p. -) which compares usage in different “Naciones”. The vocabulary groups together terms for trees (p. -), other plants (p. ), and birds (p. ). The work has been variously attributed to Diego Pablo Gonzalez and to Tomás Basilio (cf. Backer 8:1773). The work has been variously attributed to Diego Pablo Gonzalez and to Tomãs Basilio. John Carter Brown Library copy has recent ink drawing of a saint's head (?) on verso of t.p.
John Carter Brown Library at Brown University
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