The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has recently announced the latest list of inclusions of new Indian words.
Now in the Oxford English Dictionary, one can find endearing words like 'Abba' and 'Anna' to Indian delicacies like 'gulab jamun' and 'vada' along with 70 new Indian words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati languages. The OED has released a statement which notifies the inclusions of 900 new words 70 out of which are Indian words.
The Oxford Dictionary publishes four updates a year i.e. in March, June, September and December respectively. The list of newly included words are as follows;
A - abba, achcha, anna,
B - bachcha, bada din, bada, bapu, bas, bhindi, blank call, bhelpuri, bhavan, badmash
C - chacha, chakka jam, chamcha, chaudhuri, chhi-chhi, chup, churidar, chutney, chana dal, chana,
D - dadagiri, desh, devi, didi, diya, dum, dhaba,
E - ek dum,
F - funda,
G - gosht, gulab jamun, gully, ghee, ganja,
H - haat, hydel,
J - Jai, Jhuggi, Ji, jugaad,
K - keema, kund,
L - lunch home
M - maha, mata, mirch masala, mirch, masala,
N - nagar, nai, namkeen, natak, nivas,
P - papad, pukka, puri,
Q - Qila
S - sevak, sevika, surya namaskar, speed breaker
T - tappa, timepass,
U - udyog,
V - vada,
Y - yaar
As per the media reports, the Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor said that 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.
Earlier in the month of March 2019, the Indian word for underpants - ‘chuddies’ made its entry in the Oxford Dictionary along with the 650 new words.
OED has a special focus on Indian languages. In August 2019, Oxford launched online Tamil and Gujarati dictionaries. The initiative for Oxford Global Languages (OGL) began in September 2015. It aims to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world's most popular languages and to make them available online.
- The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has recently announced the latest list of inclusions of new Indian words.
- The OED has released a statement which notifies the inclusions of 900 new words 70 out of which are Indian words.
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