Aadhaar, hartal among new Oxford words

Aadhaar, hartal among new Oxford words

New Delhi, January 24

The latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary features 26 new Indian English words, including Aadhaar, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi. The 10th edition of the dictionary, which was launched on Friday, has 384 Indian English words and incorporates over 1,000 new words, such as chatbot, fake news and microplastic.

The dictionary focuses on language change and its evolution through the years, and has ensured that the language and examples used in the new edition are relevant and up to date with the times, Oxford University Press (OUP) said. The new edition comes with interactive online support through the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries website and an app. The website includes advanced features such as audio-video tutorials, video walkthroughs, self-study activities and enhanced iWriter and iSpeaker tools.

“This edition has 26 new Indian English words of which 22 figure in the printed dictionary. The other four are in the digital version,” said Fathima Dada, Managing Director (Education Division) at OUP. Some of other new Indian words in the dictionary are auntie, bus stand, deemed university, FIR, non-veg, redressal, tempo, tube light, veg and videograph. — PTI

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