Andrew Jukes (missionary)
Jukes was born in Canada, educated at Blundell's School and went on to receive his education as a doctor in Britain. In 1878 he was appointed as a medical missionary by one of the principal missionary organization of the Church of England, the Church Missionary Society (C.M.S). He was attached to society’s Punjab and Sindh mission, which covered virtually all of present day Pakistan. He was sent to Baloch mission at Dera Ghazi Khan where he stayed until 1906.
Jukes' main work was the translation of the Bible into the local language. Here Jukes was fortunate in his assistant, Muhammad Hassan S /O Sher Muhammad. Jukes acknowledged his services on many occasions. Jukes continued his work both at the translation of books of the Bible and at the task of a full bilingual dictionary. He prepared the dictionary in two parts, that is to say, in both Siraiki-English and English-Siraiki.
With the financial help of the Government of India, Jukes' Siraiki-English dictionary was published in 1900, but his English-Siraiki dictionary could not be published and the manuscript appears to be lost.
Missionaries in the family
Jukes' brother, Reverend Worthington Jukes (1849-10 March 1937) was also a CMS Missionary in Amritsar, Punjab, North India (1872-74) and Peshawar (1874-1890). His elder brother Rev Mark Jukes (1842-1932) had 14 years of missionary work in Manitoba at Emerson. Six of his nephews and nieces, children of his sister Marianne (1846-1915) and her husband Rev James Watney (1836-1891) were also missionaries in Africa, India, China and the Middle East.
- World Catalog entry
- Andrew Jukes: Siraiki-English Dictionary: Edition 2003: pages 8-10:Publishers: Siraiki Adbi Board.Al-Ayesha.Ghalib street Gulgasht colony Bosan Road Multan (Pakistan)
- Reminiscences of missionary work in Amritsar 1872-1873 and on the Afghan frontier in Peshawar 1873-1890; The Rev. Worthington Jukes, 1925, Transcribed by Wayne Kempton; Episcopal Diocese of New York, 2007
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