Indians here a proud moment for you again as the 70 Indian words have made their entry into the Oxford dictionary. These words vary from forms of address to various delectables. The latest introductions include words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati.
The Indian words like ‘Abba’, ‘Anna’ have starred in the list along with Indian delicacies such as ‘gulab jamun’, ‘puri’ and ‘keema’. Noting a couple of interesting additions, colloquial terms such as ‘jugaad’, ‘natak’ and ‘chup’ also made it to the Oxford English Dictionary. You will get surprised to know so far, 900 words attributed to Indian English have been added to the dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary publishes four updates with new words through the year in March, June, September, and December.
The photo below includes 59 such words:
However, ever wondered what criteria the Oxford follows to include such words in the dictionary?
The Oxford Dictionary keeps a track of all the new words every year and the frequency of their usage. A language research programme is also organized by the Oxford University which keeps the record. This is largely sourced from the World Wide Web. Another source of information is the Reading Programme which is an electronic data of short extracts compiled from a wide variety of writing. Here are the other words which are already included in the dictionary.