Enggano Grammar and texts by Prof. Hans Kähler

Prof. Hans Kähler was a German linguist who made a research visit to Enggano Island from July 1937 to January 1938, and collected a series of Enggano texts. He published a grammar of the Enggano language in the journal Zeitschrift für Eingeboren-Sprachen, and the Enggano texts and their German translations in a serles of articles in the journal Afrika und Übersee and in a collection published by Verlag von Dietrich Reimer. This section contains links to scans of the grammar, and our transcriptions and translations of the texts. A chart of the equivalences in the transcription systems can be found in this spreadsheet. Additional information about the different transcription systems used in Kähler's work can be found in the introduction to the Enggano-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Veröffentlichungen des Seminars für Indonesische und Südseesprachen der Universität Hamburg. Bd. 14. Aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben und mit einem Deutsch–Enggano–Wörterverzeichnis versehen von Hans Schmidt. D. Reimer, 1975.

Copyright for the material in this section is held by the heirs of Prof. Hans Kähler and the Enggano authors of the texts. The grammar and texts are provided under a license as orphan works by the Intellectual Property Office, United Kingdom.

Enggano Grammar by Prof. Terry Crowley

Prof. Terry Crowley produced a handwritten grammar of Enggano in the late 1970's, based on Kähler's grammar and texts. We have transcribed his grammar to make it easier to use. Copyright for the grammar is held by the heirs of Prof. Terry Crowley. The grammar is provided under a license as an orphan work by the Intellectual Property Office, United Kingdom.