The article from which this concept list was taken was intended as a guide for non-linguist travellers to gather language information on a scientific basis and includes sections on vocabulary, grammar, phonology, and means of acquiring reliable linguistic data. The items themselves stem only from the section «Zum Wortschatz» (On Vocabulary). In addition to concepts from many domains, they include some anthropological notes as well as general concept categories. Wherever feasible, those broader categories (e.g. fingers of the hand, cardinal directions or numbers from 1 to 100) were broken up into concrete concepts, which is why there are the columns ORIGINAL (the concepts and categories as found in the source) and GERMAN (the broken down and split up concepts).