As part of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative we work closely with local language communities to build and expand living dictionaries. Our goal is for users to feel a part of supporting and developing resources for their language.
Watch the OGL introduction video to find out more about the programme and hear from members of the OGL community all around the world:
Many of our languages are supported by local Language Champions: people who have a passion for promoting and supporting their own language. Some of our OGL websites are also managed by local Language Managers, who work with Language Champions and Oxford Dictionaries to make what we do relevant to the communities they serve.
Watch Victor Mojela, Northern Sotho Language Champion, discuss the importance of the project for the Northern Sotho language:
Dr Khumalo is our Language Champion for the isiZulu Living Dictionary. You can learn more about his thoughts on the OGL project, and its impact on the isiZulu language, here: