1809: Lockerby compiles Fiji-English phrase book for sandalwood trade

1809: Fijian was used by Europeans in dealing with Fijians is evident in word and phrase lists prepared for use in the sandalwood trade. The earliest of these was compiled by Lockerby in 1809 (published in Dodge 1972). (Geraghty 1978
discusses the variety of Fijian used.)

Pacific Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3 July 1986

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