The first Kadazan Dictionary was prepared by Antonissen, a Catholic priest who spent the major part of his priestly life in North Borneo (now Sabah).
It was re-printed at least once due to demand.
Now, copies of a new version of this Kadazan Dictionary is available mainly as the result of the efforts of the Kadazan Society Sabah (KSS). This new version has five sections. The additions are -
a) 24 pages of illustrations, and
b) Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) - Kadazan Section
This dictionary is very much in demand. And there are many who spent days looking for a copy.
There was this lady who saw a copy of the first edition of the dictionary while she was studying in Australia. After returning to Sabah, she looked for a copy of dictionary for at least fifteen years. Upon knowing that there was a new edition of the Kadazan Dictionary, she went looking for a copy at several bookstores in the city. She did not manage to find one. On Wednesday, 29th January 2014, she managed to locate a bookstore (which is also a stationery store) at Donggongon that sells copies of the Kadazan Dictionary.
This shop is:
LOTINGGI DAMPIAN Books and Stationery
Lot 137, 2nd Floor, Megalong Mall
Tel: 019-5367989 (Pascal)
If anyone out there is looking for a copy of this dictionary, the shop mentioned above is the place where you can get a copy, priced at:
1. RM 50.00 (hard cover)
2. RM30.00 (soft cover)
Come and get your copy. The shop opens at 10.00 a.m. and closes at 6.00 p.m.. It is closed on Sundays.