Bapu, Mata, Devi, Didi Among Newly Included Indian Words In Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) publishes four updates a year in March, June, September and December respectively.

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Bapu, Mata, Devi, Didi Among Newly Included Indian Words In Oxford Dictionary

Indian Words Newly Added To Oxford Dictionary

New Delhi:  Oxford Dictionary has recently included 900 words; 70 out of which are Indian words. 'Indian speech etiquette features a complex system of kinship terms and terms of address, in which age, gender, status, and family relationships are marked by a highly specific vocabulary with no direct equivalents in English," said Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor,'said said Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor. The OED publishes four updates a year in March, June, September and December respectively.

Read: From Anna To Abba, 70 Indian Words Added To Oxford Dictionary

The list of newly included words has abba, achcha, anna, bachcha, bada din, bada, bapu, bas, bhindi, chacha, chakka jam, chamcha, chaudhuri, chhi-chhi, chup, dadagiri, desh, devi, didi, diya, dum, funda, gosht, gulab jamun, gully, haat, Jai, Jhuggi, Ji, jugaad, keema, kund, maha, mata, mirch masala, mirch, nagar, nai, namkeen, natak, nivas, sevak, sevika, surya namaskar, tappa, timepass, udyog, vada, ek dum, speed breaker, blank call, hydel, lunch home.

In June, popular Indian Dal Chana dal made it's entry in the Oxford Dictionary following Ghee, Masala, Bhelpuri, Chutney and Papad. 

In August, with its special focus on Indian languages, Oxford launched online Tamil and Gujarati dictionaries. The Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative began in September 2015 with an aim to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world's languages and to make them available online. The programme's objective is to transform the experience of millions of people worldwide by making content in their language available in digital form; on websites, in apps, and in many different tools and services, Oxford University Press said.

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