Wednesday, March 8, 2017

World's Biggest Dictionary

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel

The universal online dictionary Kamusi has 1.2 million terms from several databases in its quest to translate all the meanings of every word in all the world's languages. [...] More than a translator, this dictionary delves into the words so that two meanings of the same term can no longer be confused.

The project was started in 1995 by anthropologist Martin Benjamin who could not find a good way to translate between English and Swahili. Kamusi is the Swahili word for dictionary, and has over one million terms in 20 languages.

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