GUWAHATI, March 12 – The multi-lingual and multi-media embedded, xobdo.org, the online dictionary of the languages of the North-East completed five years of existence on Thursday.
It needs to be mentioned here that xobdo is a group of people living across the globe to collectively do something good for the region.
More than 1,600 volunteers are from different parts of the world are involved in this unique project. Apart from collecting 35000 Assamese words, it has also done fairly well in collection of Karbi, Dimasa, Mising, Meeteilon, Hindi and Bengali words. Efforts are on to attract volunteers to provide a constant addition of words in the other 23 languages adopted in the project.
Apart from creating the online dictionary, xobdo is also involved in an ambitious project to digitise and archive many old and new Assamese texts in collaboration with www.xophura.org.xobdo.org has also prepared course materials to teach Assamese to the children of the non-residents Assamese people living in different parts of the world. Using these materials two class room sessions are going on - one in Abu Dhabi, UAE and another in Bay Area of California. The materials are freely available at http://learn.xobdo.org