Fr. Lavrentii Semenov Salamatov

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Lavrentii Semenov Salamatov

Birthplace: Attu, Aleutian Islands, Russian America
Death: Died in Atka, Aleutian Islands, Russian America
Immediate Family:

Son of Semeon S. Salamatov and Ekaterina Salamatov
Husband of Feckla Petrovna Salamanova
Father of Reverend Moisei Lavrentiev Salamatov and Elena "Helen" Lavrentieva Lenard (Salamatov)
Brother of Vasilii Semenov Salamatov and David Salamatov

Occupation: 1/2 Aleut, Priest
Managed by: Byron Jason Whitesides
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About Fr. Lavrentii Semenov Salamatov

Fr. Lavrentii Salamatov from Attu was educated by Iakov Netsvetov on Atka. He was ordained in 1844 and when Netsvetov left the Aleutians for the Yukon, Salamatov became the parish priest for the Atka District.

Fr. Lavrentii Salamatov produced a Catechism, and translations of three of the four Gospels (St. Mark, St. Luke, St. John) in the Western-Atkan dialect. Of Father Lavrentii's work, the Gospel of St. Mark was published in a revised orthography (1959), and in its original, bilingual Russian-Aleut format (2007), together with his Catechism for the youth of Atka Island (2007). The Atkan-dialect Gospel of St. John was also electronically published (2008), along with the Gospel of St. Luke (2009) in the original bilingual format, completing the set of Fr. Lavrentii's biblical translations.

As a scholar of the Aleut language, Fr. Salamatov made unsurpassed contributions to Aleut linguistics. He is known as the most important Atkan writer.

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Fr. Lavrentii Semenov Salamatov's Timeline

Attu, Aleutian Islands, Russian America
Age 25
Atka, Aleutians West, Alaska Territory, Russia
June 2, 1854
Age 36
Alaska Territory, Russia
January 13, 1864
Age 46
Atka, Aleutian Islands, Russian America