Bandh, challan, rangoli in Oxford dictionary

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New Delhi, Jan 30: Bandh, a Hindi translation for shutdown, is among the latest Indian English words included in the new Oxford dictionary due to its high frequency of usage.

Words such as rangoli, terai, kharif, ghee, ashram, challan, housing society and pressure cooker, which have become part of everyday references in English, are also included in the English-English-Hindi dictionary, launched by the Oxford University Press (OUP)-India here today. Similarly, whether you want to enable or block 'cookies' when browsing the internet, or you want to send an 'SMS' to someone on your mobile, or you just to discuss 'global warming' with a friend, the Oxford dictionary can help.

It is the latest published by the OUP-India under the auspices of its bilingual dictionaries programme.

According to an OUP press release, this comprehensive and authoritative first-of-its-kind dictionary is specially compiled for learners of English, teachers, translators and general readers.

The word list has been researched and selected keeping in mind the frequency of usage, the continuous evolution of language, and its ready absorption of regional influences.

Readers will find the English-English-Hindi dictionary a useful resource in clarifying questions of vocabulary, grammar and usage.

Detailed notes in Hindi have been added to a subject vocabulary that covers arts, sciences, computing, law, and commerce, and in many cases these are accompanied by illustrations.


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