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MONTOYA, Antonio Ruiz de (mon-toh'-yah), clergyman, born in Lima, Peru, 13 June, 1585 ; died there, 11 April, 1652. He became a Jesuit, was appointed rector of several colleges of the society in Peru, and as a missionary was very successful in converting the Indians of the province of Paraguayana. He visited Spain several years before his death. His works include " Tesoro de la lengua Guarani" (Madrid, 1639); " Historia de la conquista espiritual de la provincia del Paraguay" (1639); " Arte y vocabulario de la lengua Guarani" (1640) ; and "Catecismo en la misma lengua" (1640).
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