Oxford Global Languages

In 2014 Oxford Dictionaries launched an exciting digital global languages programme as part of its mission to extend learning and education worldwide.

What is Oxford Global Languages?

Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is a major initiative from Oxford Dictionaries which aims to build lexical resources for 100 of the world’s languages and make them available online.

Thanks to OGL, large quantities of quality lexical information for a wide range of languages are now available in a single, linked repository for use by speakers, learners, and developers.

OGL aims to transform the experience of millions of people worldwide by making their language available in digital form – on websites, in apps, and via other tools.

OGL records how living languages, including their variants and dialects, are used today. The result is a vast data store of language data that is accessible, linked, and reusable.

OGL launched its first two language sites, isiZulu and Northern Sotho, in 2015, followed by Malay, Urdu, Setswana, Indonesian, Romanian, Latvian, Hindi, and Swahili, to name a few. Many more will be added over the next few years.

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