Wilhelm Schmidt (linguist)

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist.wikipedia
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Austronesian languages

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The conclusions from this study led him to hypothesize the existence of a broader Austric group of languages, which included the Austronesian language group.
The term Austronesian itself was coined by Wilhelm Schmidt.

Austric languages

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The conclusions from this study led him to hypothesize the existence of a broader Austric group of languages, which included the Austronesian language group.
The Austric macrofamily was first proposed by the German missionary Wilhelm Schmidt in 1906.

Urmonotheismus

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There he explained his theory of primitive monotheism, the belief that primitive religion among almost all tribal peoples began with an essentially monotheistic concept of a high god — usually a sky god — who was a benevolent creator.
Urmonotheism was then defended by Wilhelm Schmidt (1868–1954), in his Der Ursprung der Gottesidee appearing from 1912, opposing the "Revolutionary Monotheism" approach that traces the emergence of monotheistic thought as a gradual process spanning the Bronze and Iron Age Religions of the Ancient Near East and Classical Antiquity.

Fribourg

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In 1938, Schmidt and the Institute fled from Nazi-occupied Austria to Fribourg, Switzerland.

Austria

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist.

Linguistics

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist.

Anthropologist

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist.

Ethnology

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist.

Hörde

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Wilhelm Schmidt was born in Hörde, Germany in 1868.

Society of the Divine Word

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 – February 10, 1954) was an Austrian linguist, anthropologist, and ethnologist. He entered the Society of the Divine Word in 1890 and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1892.

Catholic Church

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He entered the Society of the Divine Word in 1890 and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1892.

Berlin

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He studied linguistics at the universities of Berlin and Vienna.

Vienna

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He studied linguistics at the universities of Berlin and Vienna.

Language

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He spent many years in study of languages around the world.

Austroasiatic languages

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His early work was on the Mon–Khmer languages of Southeast Asia, and languages of Oceania and Australia.

Southeast Asia

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His early work was on the Mon–Khmer languages of Southeast Asia, and languages of Oceania and Australia.

Australia

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His early work was on the Mon–Khmer languages of Southeast Asia, and languages of Oceania and Australia.

Urreligion

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There he explained his theory of primitive monotheism, the belief that primitive religion among almost all tribal peoples began with an essentially monotheistic concept of a high god — usually a sky god — who was a benevolent creator.

Sky deity

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There he explained his theory of primitive monotheism, the belief that primitive religion among almost all tribal peoples began with an essentially monotheistic concept of a high god — usually a sky god — who was a benevolent creator.

Austronesian peoples

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In 1899, the Austrian linguist and ethnologist Wilhelm Schmidt coined the term "Austronesian" (German: austronesisch, from Latin auster, "south wind"; and Greek νῆσος, "island") to refer to the language family.

Ngadjuri

Ngadjuri people
Wilhelm Schmidt proposed that, together with the languages of the Kaurna, Narungga and Nukunu, Ngadjuri formed one of the elements of a subgroup he called the Miṟu languages.

Helmut Petri

Helmut Petri and Gisela Odermann
He began his university studies in 1928, taking in Economics, History and Philosophy, as well as coursework on Prehistory and Physical Anthropology, with studies that took him also to Rome, and Vienna where he studied under Wilhelm Schmidt, Wilhelm Koppers and Robert von Heine-Geldern were among his teachers there.

Monotheism

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Austrian anthropologist Wilhelm Schmidt had postulated an Urmonotheismus, "original" or "primitive monotheism" in the 1910s.

Austro-Tai languages

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Related proposals include Austric (Wilhelm Schmidt in 1906) and Sino-Austronesian (Laurent Sagart in 1990, 2005).