Contact Information
  • Subject Librarian: Akram Khabibullaev
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E960
  • Phone: (812) 855-9885
Additional Contacts
    • Senior Collections Reference Assistant: Todd Ramlo
    • Location: Wells E960
    • Phone: (812) 855-9885
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 5/9/2013

Online Language Resources (Central Eurasian Studies)

Online Dictionaries
  • Online dictionaries and other language resources for Slavic and East European studies (links provided by Yale University Library)
  • (list of online dictionaries by language)
  • YourDictionary (direct links to Altaic, Uralic, and Sino-Tibetan dictionaries)
  • Dharma Dictionary (Tibetan-English dictionary, dharma glossaries, and resources)
  • Kyrgyz-Russian dictionary
  • Modern Uyghur-Japanese dictionary
  • Persian dictionaries: A comprehensive Persian-English dictionary (Steingass 1892); (primarily Persian-Persian)

    IUB Language Learning Resources
  • Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
  • Language Learning (Media Services Department, Wells Library) (list of multimedia, language-learning materials organized by language)
  • Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWEESL)
  • Foreign/Second Language Portal (language-learning materials compiled by IU's Center for Language Technology and Instructional Enrichment)

    Non-IUB Language Learning Resources
  • CenAsiaNet (Central Asian Language Network) (language learning modules designed primarily for intermediate to upper-intermediate students of Azeri, Kazakh, Turkmen, and Uzbek; developed by American Councils for International Education and IU's Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center; last updated 2009)
  • Central Asian Interactive Listening Series (CAILS) (20 online lessons designed for intermediate students of Uzbek and Kazakh to improve their listening skills; University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Critical Languages Institute (Melikian Center, Arizona State University)
  • Kazakh Language Sources (lists of books, language courses, and other resources; last updated November 2009)
  • Language Materials Project (LMP): Teaching Resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages (provides annotated bibliographical information for published materials by language through 2007; University of California-Los Angeles)
  • Learn Kyrgyz (blog with links to language-learning materials)
  • Lingua Mongolia (learn Mongolian; last updated 2009, but remains useful; author is from Inner Mongolia)
  • Monumenta Altaica (an extensive resource for Altaic languages; maintained regularly)
  • Omniglot (links to language resources)
  • Türkçekent (links to Turkish language websites compiled by Orientaal; not updated since 2005)
  • Türkçestan (links to other Turkic language websites compiled by Orientaal; not updated since 2004)
  • (language-learning tools including texts [romanized], videos, audio clips, and photographs)

    Other Resources
  • BabelStone (information on several historical Inner Asian scripts, by Andrew West)
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World (an encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s living languages)
  • Google interface in foreign languages
  • last updated: 5/9/2013