Purpose: To develop a digital dictionary of Rajasthani language and provide it online via a website and mobile-app.

Rajasthani language is spoken by approximately 100 million people across the globe. However, it is not recognized in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India. Currently, no digital dictionary of the language is available which is one of the major limitations for the growth and use of Rajasthani language in the fast digitizing modern world.

To develop a digital dictionary of Rajasthani language by digitizing existing knowledge of Rajasthani words, using the latest technological tools to preserve, promote, enhance its usage, and create awareness of Rajasthani language. This will be achieved by creating a structured database of Rajasthani-Dictionary and make it online via a Website and a Mobile App. Also, create an echo system to enable the online addition of new words and/or change the existing entries in the dictionary database.

It is intended to aggregate words from different sources that are mainly the old compiled work from various Rajasthani intellectuals for instance; Payialachhinaammala, Abhidan Chintamani Naam maala, Anekarthi Sangrah, Desi Sabad Sangrah, Dingal Naam Mala, Hamir Naam Mala, Dingal Kosh, Ankekarthi Kosh, Akakhari Kosh, Akakhri Naam Mala, Man Manjri, Rajasthani Sabad Kosh and many other such dictionaries created in the past. The largest collection so far is compiled into "Rajasthani Sabadkos" by PadmShri Dr. Sitaram Lalas that was published in 1962. In the initial phase, it is targeted to compile and digitize about 2,00,000 words, which may be augmented by linguistic enthusiasts using an online software after due validation. In the initial scope, the dictionary will provide a translation in Hindi language in Devnagri script. University of Chicago has already signed an MoU with us to support us in this initiative. A mirror image of the dictionary database will be hosted on the website of the University of Chicago as part of this initiative. A global non-profit organization, “SIL International” supported by UNESCO, has expressed its desire to help the endeavor by uploading the data to their global dictionary platform that will enable a translation from Rajasthani to other international languages like English, French, Chinese, and other Indo-European languages.

Scope of Work:
Tentatively following work is involved in the initial phase: Project Management: It's a huge project and will require a good-sized team. Under the patronage of HH Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji of Jodhpur, a few NGOs, Trusts, and a group of scholars in Rajasthani language have grouped together to manage this entire work.

Initial scope of work in this project is estimated to an expenditure of about 15,00,000 (Rs. Fifteen Lakhs) approximately that shall be raised by all the collaborating and other related institutions and individuals.

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