HAHN, Karl Heinrich Philipp Ferdinand

HAHN, Karl Heinrich Philipp Ferdinand. Ketzin bei Berlin 1845 — Himalaya 3.5.1910. Rev. German Missionary in India. Missionary of German Evangelical Lutheran Mission in India from 1869, from 1876 in Chaibassa, then in Chota Nagpur (1900/17), later Secretary of G. Ev. Luth. M. in Chota Nagpur and Assam. Married 1871 Dorothea Voss, 12 children.

Publications: Kurukh Grammar. 1900; Kurukh (Oraon)–English Dictionary. 1903; Kurukh Folk-lore. 1905.

– “A primer of the Asur dukmā, a dialect of the Kolarian language”, JASB 69, 1900, 149-172.

Hahn’s Oraon Folklore in the original. A critical text with translation and notes by A. Grignard. 177 p. Patna 1931.

articles in the E.R.E.; translated parts of the Bible, hymns, etc. in Kurukh.

Sources: note in E.R.E. Index Vol. 1926; Manmasih Ekka, Gossner Info 2011:2, 16f. with photo (www.gossner-mission.de/media/pdf/Gossner_Info_2_2011_mon.pdf).

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