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Lawes, William George

(July 1, 1839–August 6, 1907). B. Aldermaston, Berkshire, Eng.; trained by LMS at Bedford; miss. to Niue (Savage Is.) 1861–72; home on furlough 1872; to New Guinea 1874; at Port Moresby 20 yrs., then at Vatorata. Completed the work (begun by others) of tr. NT into Niuean 1886; reduced Motu (language of a Melanesian people in Papua) to writing; other Motu works include selections from OT hist., a rev. NT, a grammar and dictionary, a manual of geogr. and arithmetic. See also New Guinea, 3.

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