Anundoram Borooah institute of Language, Art and Culture (Assam) in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts, North East Region has produced an Online Karbi-Assamese-English trilingual dictionary which has been launched by Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Education minister Assam in the presence of Dr. Sachchidananda Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA on 18th of July, 2023. This dictionary is an online searchable version of the Karbi Lamtasam the print version of the same which was published by ABILAC in the year 2021. This online version includes more than 22000 entries and meanings in Karbi, Assamese and English. The core team members for this work are Prof. Dilip Kumar Kalita who worked as the Advisor to the team. Mr. Khoya Singh Hanse, who is the editor of the printed version of the dictionary, assisted the team whenever needed. Dr.Palash Kumar Nath, Assistant Professor, ABILAC who designed this project edited the content, checked the database and coordinated the whole project. Dr. Kellen Parker Van Dam, who is post doctoral fellow at Zurich University did the digitization, database creation, and other programming so that the dictionary can be put up online. This dictionary is one step forward towards ABILAC’s continuous effort towards strengthening and developing the indigenous languages of Northeast region.
After launching of this Karbi-Assamese-English dictionary, the other dictionaries that are published by ABILAC, and those which are going to be published very soon also will be made online in a phased manner. The dictionaries published till now are, Mising Gompir Kumsung(Mising-Assamese-English dictionary), Khurangmuk(Rabha-Assamese-English dictionary), Brahmaputra(Nepali-Assamese-English dictionary), which are going to made online very soon.
The dictionaries in the pipeline are Deori-Assamese-English, Tiwa-Assamee-English, Bishnupriya Manipuri-Asamese-English, Dimasa-Assamese-English and Hmar-Assamese-English. These dictionaries are also going to be completed soon.