Monday, December 5, 2011

John Batchelor

A British Missionary by the name of John Batchelor (1854-1944) translated the Bible into the Ainu language during his sixty years spent with them (Refsing, 2000).

John Batchelor was convinced that the Ainu were of Aryan descent and through this his views have influenced many generations of Western linguists (Refsing, 2000).

Refsing, Kirsten
         2000 Lost Aryans? John Batchelor and the Colonization of the Ainu Language.  Taylor   and Francis LTD (2)1: 21-34.

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