ISBN 9788121211932,A Santali-English Dictionary (2 Vol Set)

A Santali-English Dictionary (2 Vol Set)


A. Campbell



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788121211932

ISBN-10 812121193X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 1058 Pages
Language (English)


The book first published in 1899. At that time Santali language had no script of its own, it was using Devnagari, Bengali, Roman, Oriya but it was a turning point of this language that it got its own script "OL Chiki" in 1925., , Millions of people, mainly found in West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh, speak the Santali., , Santali belongs to the Munda, or Kolarian family of languages, spoken with little variation in pronunciation, or idiom over the greater part of the above-mentioned area. The Dictionary deduces the meanings of the different forms of noun, adjective, verb, adverb & c., The Examples show the common use of the words selected with great care. A few illustrate the use of words in proverbs, maxims (& c) as affording some insight into the mental characteristics of the Santals. Santali has been effected more or less by all the languages it has come into contact, and possesses a remarkable power of naturalising word of foreign origin. The order of the letters in the English Alphabet has been adhered to in this Dictionary. This work contains a complete list of the words used in Santali.