Release of First Korean-Hindi Dictionary

Indians and South Koreans can now learn each other’s languages more easily with the first Korean-Hindi dictionary, a collaborative effort between the two countries.

The work on this dictionary started in 1994 and contains more than 50,000 main entries including 20,000 sub-entries with over 700 pages.

The work was undertaken by the faculty and students of the department of hindi at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and was coordinated by Kim Woo Jo, a professor there.

Funded by the South Korean government and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, the dictionary was released by Indian Tourism Minister Ambika Soni during her recent visit to Seoul.
On the occasion of the release, college student Lee Dong-won was awarded a Seoul-New Delhi return by Air India for her valuable contribution in the compilation of the dictionary.

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