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70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary September update

from endearing words like ‘Abba’ and ’Anna’ to Indian delicacies like ‘gulab jamun’ and ‘vada’ can now be found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

As per the latest list of inclusions, 70 new Indian words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati languages have been added to the dictionary.

The September 2017 update adds to the 900 items already covered by the dictionary and “identified as distinctive to Indian English“.

The OED publishes four updates a year in March, June, September and December respectively.


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