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The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary

The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780198643395
ISBN 10: 19864339
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1993-05-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1103
List Price: $45.00

The first new Hindi-English dictionary in over a century, The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary is the comprehensive reference to modern standardized language, both spoken and literary. This handy paperback dictionary is designed to meet the needs of the growing number of people now learning to speak Hindi. It provides translations for over 36,000 headwords, using illustrative material to show words in use.
Students of Hindi and South Asian studies of all kinds will find extensive coverage of historical Hindi, together with the most up-to-date colloquial and literary vocabulary. In addition, the Urdu vocabulary of Hindi is well represented. Providing contemporary, idiomatic Hindi and English, The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary is the perfect reference guide for students, businesspeople, and travelers alike.


A modern dictionary of Hindi, completely revising J.T. Platts's Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English (Oxford, 1884), collating other lexicographical materials, and introducing new material from Hindi literary texts and other printed sources. The final product reflects the dramatic development of Hindi in the 20th century, giving extensive coverage of the modern standardized language, both spoken and literary. It includes some 70,000 entries, with many illustrative examples of usage, modern regional variants, and coverage of Urdu vocabulary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)