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NIVERT, Desire Amable Christian, French missionary, born in Calais about 1605 ; died in Canada in 1661. He was a Recollet monk, and for years the associate of Father Charles Lallemand, superior of the Canada missions, residing in the Huron territory. He is known by two works, " Recits d'un long sejour fair au pays des Hurons, situe es confins de la Nouvelle France de l'Amerique du Nord" (Paris, 1655) and "Vocabulaire de la langue Huronne, en usage encore chez les sauvages de la province des Puants, de celle du Feu, chez les Petuneux, chez ceux de la Nation Neutre et chez les Yroquois" (1657). The latter is extremely rare and interesting, and is one of the best dictionaries of the Huron dialect.
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