Credits & acknowledgements


This dictionary is the result of more than twenty years of data collection. The number of people who have contributed to this task is so numerous that it will not be possible to name everyone. We will mention some of the people whose contribution has been essential for the publication of this dictionary. From 1978 to 1987 Virginia Ubels created an initial database from which we developed our work (Ubels, 1987). The Coordinator of the Karang Literacy Program, Mr. Ngang David, served as Editor and Senior Adviser from 1991 until the present day. Mr. Rombai Pierre was a great help in data entry. The dictionary has more than 3,300 entries. I had the privilege of compiling several lists of words written by nearly seventy volunteers known by the Karang as "revisers"; we express special appreciation for the contributions of those who are no longer with us: Mr. Houlbo Nestor, Mr. Maindal Clément, and Mr. Riagama Albert. These three people provided more than fifty words. In their warm memory, we thank God for their contributions that will survive as a legacy for their children and grandchildren.

Robert Ulfers
August, 2007