FOKKER, Abraham Anthony

FOKKER, Abraham Anthony. Karmat / Batavia 27.9.1862 — the Hague 1.1.1927. Dutch Indonesian Scholar. Born in Indonesia, son of Abraham Marinus F. and Antonia Neeltje van Rijck. Ph.D. 1894 Leiden. Professor in Jakarta, then taught Malay at Amsterdam University. Married Helena Gesina van Tongeren, one daughter

Publications: Diss. on Malay phonetics. Leiden 1894.

With W. Caland: Drie oude Portugeesche Verhandelingen over het Hindoeïsme. 8+216 p. Amsterdam 1915.

Edited and translated: Wirataparwa. 117 p. ’s Gravenhage 1938 (Old Javanese); other works on Indonesian languages.

Also wrote novels.

Sources: neither in N.N.B.W. nor in Biogr. Archief van de Benelux; family details in geni.com.

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