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New Words of the New World: A Dictionary for Tibetans

July 15, 2010

Ben Dunant
The Tibet Post International
July 1, 2010

Dharamshala -- A new dictionary written by
Tibetan scholars inside Tibet titled ,
"Chinese-Tibetan-English Dictionary of New Daily
Vocabulary" was launched at a press conference on
Thursday by Thupten Lungrig, the education
Minister of Tibetan government in-exile.

More than 10,000 new Tibetan words derivatives,
arranged in English alphabetical order and
homonyms. Appended with a table for locating
Tibetan words and it has 975 pages wth Chinese
and English terms and longer Tibetan explanation.

This dictionary is also dedicated to the younger
generation of new Tibet who are facing the
difficulties with using the new Tibetan words of the new world.

The famous Tibetan scholar, Mr. Tsultrim Lodoe
from eastern Tibet and about 50 other Tibetan
scholars from the three traditional provinces of
Tibet took three years to complete the modern dictionary.

The comprehensive dictionary for Tibetans also
includes the new word for Science, history,
geography, calendar calculation, modern medicine,
plants, rhetoric, documents, customs, handicraft
industry, daily use vessels, clothing,
architecture, law, taxes, corvee, lease and loan.

The Dictionary was re-published by Khawa Karpo
Tibet Culture Centre Charitable Trust based in Dharamshala, India.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
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