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Lexicographers: William Williams (1st of 3)

Lexicographers: William Williams

New Zealand's earliest lexicographer was William Williams, who produced the first English–Māori dictionary in 1844. He is pictured here in the 1870s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA2-1980

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Janet Holmes, 'Linguistics - Vocabulary studies and applied linguistics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Janet Holmes, published 22 Oct 2014