LORRAIN, J. Herbert

LORRAIN, James Herbert (Mizo “Pu Buanga”). 6.2.1870 — London 8.1.1944. British (Scottish) Baptist Missionary in Assam. Grew up on South London where his father was postmaster. Worked as telegraphist in a post office, but left to India as missionary in 1890. With —> F. W. Savidge he arrived 1894 at Mizoram, where they were the very first missionaries. In 1897 they were forced to leave the station and return to England, but soon moved together to what is now Arunachal Pradesh. In 1903 they came back to Mizoram. They created the Mizo (they called it Lushai) written language. Married 1904 Eleanor Atkinson. Retired in the early 1930s.

Publications: With F. W. Savidge: A grammar and dictionary of the Lushai language. 346 p. Shillong 1898.

A Dictionary of the Abor-Miri Language. 576 p. 1910.

– Christian writings and translations in Mizo.

Sources: Wikipedia.

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