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Vocabulary of Bajau

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 106

Scope and Contents

A vocabulary of Bajau (Sra) as spoken by the Bajans of the East Coast of British North Borneo, 84 pages, containing English and Bajan words in parallel columns, in alphabetical order of English. Some pencilled notes give the Tempasuk equivalent of certain words.


  • Creation: 1914-12


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Biographical / Historical

Richard Martin Oscar Cook was Assistant District Officer, Simporna, British North Borneo, at the time when he compiled the vocabulary.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials

Creoles and pidgins, English-based


Former / Other Reference

MSS 34 V

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 74.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by R.M.O. Cook, 1939.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Cook, Richard Martin Oscar, fl 1914-1939

Includes index.
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