The latest news about Oxford Global Languages…

The latest step in our journey
to creating lexical content for
digitally under-represented languages...

The way you access our dictionary content is changing.


As part of the evolution of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme, we have made the decision to close our dictionary websites. This content will still be available, but the formats in which it can be accessed will now change.


Rather than offering a dictionary website for every digitally under-resourced language, we will facilitate third parties to build products and services that best serve the needs of each individual language community. Our efforts will be focused on creating and providing the data that these third parties need.


We are currently reviewing the third parties that are already using the dictionary data for each language, and hope to be able to provide more detail on the resources available to you soon. One app currently providing translations and audio files through our Urdu-English dataset is available to view here.


If there is anything in particular you would like to discuss about these recent changes, or you have any questions, please do contact us on


The commitment to OGL remains, with a focus on developing high quality lexical content in a range of under-resourced languages to enable communities to live digital lives in their local language.


If you would like to learn more about the OGL programme, further information about this can be found here.


If you are a developer with an interest in creating a language product using Oxford Languages content, learn more about the Oxford Dictionaries API, and take a look at our licensing options.