Judson, Adoniram


Judson, Adoniram
   (1788-1850)
   An early American Protestant missionary, originally a Congregationalist but affiliated with the Baptist Church before arriving in Burma in 1815. His efforts to convert Burmese Buddhists were largely unsuccessful, and the Burmese authorities imprisoned him under harsh conditions during the First Anglo-Burmese War. At war's end, he moved to Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and began preaching to Karens (Kayins), achieving much greater success. Fluent in the Burmese (Myanmar) language, he translated the Bible into Burmese, composed a Burmese grammar, and wrote Burmese English/English Burmese dictionaries. He was commemorated by the name of Judson College, which was a constituent college of Rangoon (Yangon) University.
   See also Missionaries, Christian.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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