The South Asia Language and Area Center at University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the Triangle South Asia Consortium in North Carolina are creating and disseminating electronic dictionaries. For each of the twenty-six modern literary languages of South Asia, a panel of language experts identified key dictionaries currently in print and selected at least one multilingual dictionary for each language. For the more frequently taught languages, a monolingual dictionary also has been chosen. After identifying the best available resources, the chosen dictionaries have been converted to digital formats.
The project proposal is available in PDF format.
The International Research and Studies, Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access, and Language Resource Centers programs within the International Education Programs Service of the U.S. Department of Education have funded this project.