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Xobdo – an online English-Assamiya dictionary

More and more people are taking to writing in Indian languages on the net and online dictionaries play a vital role here. I had once mentioned Shabdnidhi, an AJAX enabled online English – Hindi dictionary. Priyankoo, who is the first Assamese blogger, recently informed me about another such project called Xobdo, an online English-Assamiya dictionary. The collaborative project was started by Bikram Baruah, a petroleum engineer based at Abu Dhabi. They already have over 2500 words in their database and you may contribute too if you know the language, Xobdo has made available an online tool to type Assamiya directly. Kudos to Bikram and his team!

By Debashish Chakrabarty

Debashish Chakrabarty, a Software Consultant based at Pune, has been on the Internet since the “geocities” days but opened his Blogger account in October 2002. Apart from this blog he also maintains a Hindi blog NuktaChini.