Peru Language and Languages

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Most materials used in Peruvian research are written in Spanish. However, you do not need to speak or read Spanish to do research in Peruvian records. You will need to know some key words and phrases to understand the records, however.
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Most materials used in Peruvian research are written in Spanish. However, you do not need to speak or read Spanish to do research in Peruvian records. You will need to know some key words and phrases to understand the records, however.  
  
Because of Peru’s history, Roman Catholic records are the most common. You may find other languages in Peruvian records for areas with large populations of German, Italian, Japanese, and other immigrants.
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Because of Peru’s history, Roman Catholic records are the most common. You may find other languages in Peruvian records for areas with large populations of German, Italian, Japanese, and other immigrants.  
  
Spanish grammar affects the way names appear in genealogical records. For help in understanding name variations, see the “Names, Personal” section of this outline.
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Spanish grammar affects the way names appear in genealogical records. For help in understanding name variations, see [[Peru Names, Personal]].  
  
=== Language Aids ===
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=== Language Aids ===
  
The Family History Library has genealogical word lists for Spanish (34104), German (34067), Latin (34077),
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To learn phrases useful for writing genealogical query letters to Peru see the [[Spanish Letter Writing Guide]] on the Internet.
  
Polish (34098), Portuguese (34099), and French (34060). The following books and English-Spanish dictionaries can also aid you in your research. You can find these and similar material at many research libraries:
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The Family History Library provides the following genealogical word lists on the Wiki:  
  
Blanco Garcia, Vicente. Diccionario ilustrado latinoespanol y espanol-latino (Illustrated Dictionary Latin-Spanish and Spanish-Latin). Madrid: Aguilar, 1968. (FHL book 473.61 B598d.)
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[German Word List|German Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Latin Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Poland Language and Languages|Polish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[France Language and Languages|French Genealogical Word List]]
  
Cassell’s Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary. New York: Macmillian Publishing Company, 1978. (FHL book 463.21 C272c.)
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The following books and English-Spanish dictionaries can also aid you in your research. You can find these and similar material at many research libraries:  
  
Ramos Wold, Lillian, and Ophelia Marquez. Compilation of Colonial Spanish Terms and Document Related Phrases. Fullerton, Calif.: Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, 1996. (FHL book 467.97203 W83c.)
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Blanco Garcia, Vicente. Diccionario ilustrado latinoespanol y espanol-latino (Illustrated Dictionary Latin-Spanish and Spanish-Latin). Madrid: Aguilar, 1968. (FHL book 473.61 B598d.)  
  
Additional language aids, including dictionaries of various dialects and time periods, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog in the “Locality” section under:
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Cassell’s Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary. New York: Macmillian Publishing Company, 1978. (FHL book 463.21 C272c.)
  
PERU - LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES
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Ramos Wold, Lillian, and Ophelia Marquez. Compilation of Colonial Spanish Terms and Document Related Phrases. Fullerton, Calif.: Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, 1996. (FHL book 467.97203 W83c.)
  
Some dictionaries can also be found in the “Subject” section under:
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Additional language aids, including dictionaries of various dialects and time periods, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog in the “Locality” section under:  
  
SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES
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:PERU - LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES
  
SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES ENGLISH
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Some dictionaries can also be found in the “Subject” section under:
  
[[Category:Peru]]
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:SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES
[[Category:Word List]]
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:SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES ENGLISH
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[[Category:Peru]] [[Category:Language_and_Languages]]

Revision as of 22:41, 12 October 2010

Most materials used in Peruvian research are written in Spanish. However, you do not need to speak or read Spanish to do research in Peruvian records. You will need to know some key words and phrases to understand the records, however.

Because of Peru’s history, Roman Catholic records are the most common. You may find other languages in Peruvian records for areas with large populations of German, Italian, Japanese, and other immigrants.

Spanish grammar affects the way names appear in genealogical records. For help in understanding name variations, see Peru Names, Personal.

Language Aids

To learn phrases useful for writing genealogical query letters to Peru see the Spanish Letter Writing Guide on the Internet.

The Family History Library provides the following genealogical word lists on the Wiki:

The following books and English-Spanish dictionaries can also aid you in your research. You can find these and similar material at many research libraries:

Blanco Garcia, Vicente. Diccionario ilustrado latinoespanol y espanol-latino (Illustrated Dictionary Latin-Spanish and Spanish-Latin). Madrid: Aguilar, 1968. (FHL book 473.61 B598d.)

Cassell’s Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary. New York: Macmillian Publishing Company, 1978. (FHL book 463.21 C272c.)

Ramos Wold, Lillian, and Ophelia Marquez. Compilation of Colonial Spanish Terms and Document Related Phrases. Fullerton, Calif.: Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, 1996. (FHL book 467.97203 W83c.)

Additional language aids, including dictionaries of various dialects and time periods, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog in the “Locality” section under:

PERU - LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES

Some dictionaries can also be found in the “Subject” section under:

SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES
SPANISH LANGUAGE - DICTIONARIES ENGLISH