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Williams, John

(June 29, 1796–November 20, 1839). “The apostle of Polynesia”; b. London, Eng.; LMS miss. to Society* Is. 1816; settled on Raiatea 1818; discovered Rarotonga (see Cook Islands) 1823, where he later tr. parts of the Bible into the native tongue; in Eng. 1833/34–38; returned to South Pacific with 16 other missionaries; killed and eaten by natives on Eromanga (Erromanga), New* Hebrides. See also Buzacott, Aaron; Samoa.

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