Dictionary translates English medical and anatomical terms into Aboriginal language Yolngu Matha

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Latin-Sanskrit language root Sep 9, 2010

In Thailand, modern medical knowledge entered the country with Christian missionaries. The pastors and nurses found local words were not enough to describe anatomical terms. Since English medical terms are mostly written in Latin, the old language root and grammatical link of Latin and Sanskrit (in India) were used to invent new and numerous Thai medical terms. These words were fully understood by Buddhist monks who studied Pali/Sanskrit as a compulsory subject, and who had intimate communication with ethnic groups and local people. I remind of a Dr. McFarland who was both the contributor in medical education and invention of Thai-alphabet typewriter.

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