Assamese National Dictionary

A PROJECT

FOR PREPARATION AND PUBLICATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC, ENCYCLOPEDIC AND COMPREHENSIVE ASSAMESE NATIONAL DICTIONARY

1. Title :

Compilation and Publication of ‘The Scientific, Comprehensive, Encyclopedic Assamese National Dictionary’.

2. Objective :

To build up a corpus of 1,50,000- 2,00,000 words in Assamese which is expected to go a long way in the disemination of knowledge and the spread of a scientific outlook in Assam in particular and the whole of north eastern India in general. The words of science and technology, both relating to conception and implements are to be defined and explained in Assamese.

The dictionary is expected to illuminate the students in particular and the common reading public in general. Moreover words originating from different tribal languages of the myriad ethnic groups of the north-eastern region, besides those from Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Parsi, Urdu would be accomodated here. The issues of Austric and Dravidian influence in Assamese would also be dealt with.

Hence it is expected to work as a lingustic, cultural mechanism to fuse together a united nationality. The dictionary thus created is expected to serve as an effective tool of national integration.

Mooted informally first in 1999,publicly announced on 1st January 2000,the present project was formally started through a workshop on the 7th July,2002.The Office cum lexicographic laboratory was inaugurated on 1st June 2007.The first two Volume of the dictionaries comprising nearly 1,00,000 words, are expected to see the light of the day exactly on 1st January 2010.The work is in the final stage of editing now.Actual printing would start on 7th July,2009.

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