This page a list of links to information about the languages of
the world. The language resources listed here come from all around the world,
and range from dictionaries to language tutorials to spoken samples of
[Linguistics labs and institutions on the Net]
Languages and Literature
- Aboriginal Studies
Electronic Data Archive (ANU,Australia): How to use the archive, and a
partial list of available information.
The Afrikaans homepage (in Afrikaans)
Africa-related Software and Information
- Let's Learn
Arabic: A mostly audio tutorial on Arabic.
of Qur'anic Arabic (Gopher).
- The Arabic
Tutor: Arabic tutor software for Microsoft Windows, by Abed Khooli.
- PMosaic: localized NCSA Mosaic with
Persian and Arabic support.
- Middle East Resource Center
hosting Articles, news, and reports in Persian/arabic
- A collection of
Bulgarian poetry (FTP)
- The Chinese-Language-Related Information Page
- Catalogue of Software
The Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect
- How to
Chinese under MS-Windows - instructions and pointers for setting up
Windows and other platforms to display Chinese characters.
Distributed Chinese Magazines Page - 18 online magazines using Chinese
codes (no English).
- Croatian Language
page: Includes common phrases, alphabet, numbers, and pronunciation,
- News in Danish
- Integral Dutch
Course: A beginner's course in Dutch.
- InterNetKrant Home
Page: Daily newspaper in Dutch.
- NOS TeleTekst:
Dutch teletext service on the Web.
- De Groene Amsterdammer Dutch
- MillenniuM Dutch
- Hypertext Webster
Interface: An English dictionary on the Web.
English Dictionary (Gopher): Another keyword-searchable English dictionary.
- Dictionary of Technical
and Natural Language: Keyword searchable. Includes technical language as
well as limited acronym searching.
- English Dictionary (Gopher):
Another keyword-searchable English dictionary.
Text Center at the University of Virginia: SGML-encoded texts including
the Oxford English Dictionary, Old, Middle, and Modern English works, and some
Shakespeare texts. The texts themselves appear to be only local-access from
the University of Virgnia, though.
- The Vogon News Service:
Daily news in English.
- Middle English: A
searchable Middle English dictionary, as well as Middle English literature
indicies for the Internet.
- ARTFL Project: ROGET
Form: A searchable forms-based Roget Thesaurus.
Dictionary (35k) (Gopher): A text-only dictionary of feudal terms.
- Complete Works
of Shakespeare at the University of Minnesota (Gopher)
- Fiction from
the English Server.
- English Pocket
Dictionary which may not be around for long
- Shakespeare Database Project
Climbing Dictionary (English dictionary of climbing terms).
- ESL study information in
the US, by American University
- The English Langage
- The Children's Literature
English language and culture training organization.
Complete Works of Shakespeare, by The Tech at MIT.
- Dictionary of Cell Biology
- A.Word.A.Day server
- Inert Net Anagram
- International English
Institute: English language instruction institution, for all your ESL
Hwæt! Old English in Context - Learn basic Old English on the
- EXCHANGE: Electronic,
Xross Cultural, Hypertextual Academy of Non-native Gatherings in English
(English writings of non-native English speakers, for the purpose of
- Homepage for
TESL-EJ, Teaching English as a Second Language Electronic Journal. (Partial American
Library from Book Stacks Unlimited. Many free and used-with-permission
- The Esperanto
Archive: A veritable homepage of information on Esperanto, including a FAQ,
literature, sources, a tutorial in English and Dutch, dictionaires, the
Esperanto "Yellow Pages", FTP archives, and much more.
English Dictionary (Gopher): A text-only Esperanto-to-English dictionary.
en Esperanto: An index of Esperanto literature on the Net.
"Flavaj Pagxoj" de Esperanto: The Esperanto "Yellow Pages"; indicies of
Esperanto-related resources on the Net.
Esperanto/English: Esperanto to English and English to Esperanto
Info on Esperanto in German
English/Esperanto translation word list from D. Dale Gulledge and David B.
- Estonian language and literature
- ARTFL Project: The
Project for American and French Research of the Treasury of the French
Language, at the University of Chicago. Includes a searchable database of
many French texts, as well as a small collection of human-language Bibles with
a very nice browse/search interface.
dictionary: Word searchable French to English dictionary at the ARTFL.
Language Press Review (Gopher): News in and about the French Language.
des Bibliophiles Universels: A collection of public domain texts in
- Tresor de la Lengua
Française: Online searchable version of the 1606 French dictionary.
- Test de grammaire
Francaise: Forms-based fill-in-the-blank French review.
Dictionaries and resources from Hypercube.
- Le gopher
LITTERATURES de l'Universite de Montreal (Canada).: Index of French
Page: has a link to some French games and readers.
- Softwares Relatifs a
la Francophonie: Software for learning/speaking French (probably in
Introduction to French literature Web series
French-language WWW sites
Web French lessons by
- Hapax: French Resources on the Web
the electronic magazine of the French community abroad, is now on the Web.
Written by its readers, Frogmag aims at publishing quality articles on
any potentially interesting subject.
- Gaelic and Gaelic
Culture: Information on Gaelic language and culture.
Sabhal Mor Ostaig Scottish Gaelic College (Island of Skye), including some short
online courses for Gaelic.
- Gaelic Languages
John T. McCranie's index of Irish, Scottish, and Manx Gaelic resources and
Eolas faoin nGaeilí (in Irish Gaelic)
Info on the
North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers.
German to/from English dictionary.
Woerterbuch und Dictionary (Gopher): English, German-to-English, and English-to-German dictionaries. Keyword
- Daily News in
- German News Digests - BUBL Section BD02A
(Gopher): Daily updated news reports in German.
Many German language and cultural links.
SPIEGEL: Popular German magazine on the Web.
- German News,
- German Stories in hypertext
The Kassandra Project, external links:
a collection of links relating to the study of German culture.
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: German Subject Catalogue
19th-century German Literature online
- News in Greek (Gopher):
Audio-only news in Greek.
- Hellenistic Greek Linguistics
- Hale Kuamoo: Hawaiian
Users Group Archives (Gopher): Text archives of the Hebrew Users Group newsletter/mailing list.
- Hebrew Software Archives (Gopher)
A Little Bit of Hebrew, information on and relating to Hebrew.
- Hindi, Copyright- S.
Gambhir, 1994: Mostly audio/video Hindi lessons.
(ftp): An FTP site containing a few documents pertaining to Indonesian,
including a postscript English-to-Indonesian dictionary (read Index.txt).
- Italian literature:
A small collection of Italian literature transcribed into HTML.
News in Italian (Gopher).
Sarda daily Italian newspaper on-line.
Italian Lessons Homepage: lessons by Lucio Chiappetti
- Italian resources on the Internet
- Italian Language Resources
- Travelers' Japanese
Tutorial: A short tutorial for "travelers' Japanese", with audio.
- Sci.lang.japan FAQ
(Gopher): The FAQ for sci.lang.japan, questions and answers about the Japanese
& Dirty Guide to Japanese Grammar (Gopher): An interesting text-only guide to basic Japanese grammar.
of the Day (Gopher): I don't know how often this gets updated, but it's interesting. Each file
gives a few kanji (graphically) and defines them.
Japanese/English Dictionary Gateway: A unique Japanese-to-English
dictionary. Allows tty/text use (i.e. Lynx) as well as graphical browsing.
Language Learning Web
- The Honyaku Homepage:
homepage for the Honyaku Japanese/English mailing list.
- Star Trek Klingon
Page: Dictionary and some translated works.
- The Klingon Language Institute:
Audio, alphabet, writing, and ongoing projects in and about the Klingon
Kurdish Information Network (Kurdish language lessons)
Texts (Gopher): A few texts in Latin.
- The Council
of Remiremont: A Latin text for those learning Latin. Includes a
gloss/commentary for some explanation of the language in the text.
Guide to Wheelock Latin by Dale A Grote (Gopher):An introduction/guide to
beginner's Latin (very large).
Terms (146k) (Gopher): Text-only dictionary of Latin terms.
practice software: drills in verbs, nouns, etc. Perl source code. By
Shahram Najm, email@example.com.
- The Lojban Archive:
A homepage for the Lojban language, including history, examples, and
reo Maori (The Maori Language)
- Infosystem Mongolei
(Gopher): an Internet Journal on Mongolian Affairs; includes some culture
- Infosystem Mongolei
It's mostly in English, partly in German, about Mongolian; it also has
has a few programs on getting Mongolian text to display right under
- Table of Contents -- Voyage
to Another Universe: An online book with some word translations into
Native American languages.
- Ojibwe Language
and Culture: An introduction to the language and culture of the Ojibwe,
by Nanvy Vogt.
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
FDLTCC online services include email and phone directories, course and
workshop offerings, campus newspapers, and interactive Anishinabe
(Ojibwe, Chippewa)-English word translators.
- Nepali Literature
- Ordbøker: Three separate
dictionaries - English, Norwegian, and Bokmål.
- Gerdsooz: A
program to aid in writing Persian script in ASCII.
- The Philippine Literature Home Page
- Gazeta Wyborcza: Daily
newspaper in Polish.
For Everyone (Macintosh software): an interactive Polish teaching
program. It is shareware, so please register if you find it useful.
interface to ECHO -
dictionary: Text-only dictionary of Rasta/Patois (small).
Poetry Collection (Gopher).
- Russian and Eastern
European Studies Home Page: A few language and literature resources
for Russian and other Eastern European languages.
Macintosh Russification, information and tools to get Cyrillic fonts to
display on your Mac.
Russian-English Dictionary and Thesaurus of Computer Terms - all
Cyrillic encodings and English transliteration are supported.
English/Russian dictionary (requires KOI8).
- Simon Hawkin's Russian
Page: Links to Russian/English dictionaries, fonts, localization
enhancements (for Cyrillic), and literary resources.
at the Computer Science Department of University of Maryland, College Park.
Includes Cyrillic fonts and Russian (culture) resources.
SPRACHE UND KULTUR: Sardinian language and culture.
Runeberg: Online texts in Scandinavian languages. A wide
variety of documents.
Language Page: A short introduction to Serbian, including the alphabet, pronunciation,
and some simple expressions with audio.
English to Slovak tourists dictionary (Gopher)
- Slovene Alphabet: A short
introduction to the Slovene (language of Slovenia) alphabet - characters and
dictionary: Keyword/wildcard searchable Slovene to English dictionary
dictionary: Keyword/wildcard searchable English to Slovene dictionary
Lessons Homepage: The homepage for my Spanish lessons.
of Electronics (Experimental English/Spanish) (Gopher): Searchable
dictionary of electronics terms, translating English/Spanish.
- Small Spanish-to-English dictionary
- The Tecla
Spanish educator's/student's magazine.
TECLA FTP archive
Universidad de los Andes (Bogatá, Colombia): links to other
universities and Colombian news (in Spanish).
Noun Classification in Swahili
Kamusi/Internet Living Swahili Dictionary Project
Bank of Swedish: Information and resources in Swedish and English.
- Speak Tagalog
of Indology and Tamil studies at Koeln University (Gopher).
- Soc.culture.thai Language FAQ
Tibetan Tools for Windows, V0.09p, by Christopher John Fynn.
- Electronic Books in
Turkish (Gopher): A small collection of Turkish texts.
Poetry Home Page
Urdu Dictionary (Gopher).
- Weanarisch Wiad Wödschbroch
Titlseitn (sozusogn WWW Titlseitn): Information on the Viennese
of Computer Terms in Vietnamese (Gopher).
- A Welsh
Tutorial: A short introduction (planning on being expanded) to the Welsh
language for beginners.
- The Cymdeithas Madog
(Language Instruction) Archive (Merit Network, USA) (Gopher).
(Language Instruction) Archive (La Trobe University) (Gopher).
Language Lab: Tutorials and information on Arabic, Hindi, and French.
Text Archive: Electronic texts in various languages and various levels of
- University of
Michigan Linguistics Archives (Gopher): Fonts, programs, and some
wordlists for anyone interested in linguistics.
- ECHO -
EURODICAUTOM: Simple word translation capabilities in 7 European
- Language Wordlists (FTP): Lists
of words (no translations) for over a dozen languages.
- Finno-Ugric Languages
and Cultures Homepage: Information and resources on Finnish, Hungarian,
and Estonian, as well as other Finno-Ugric languages.
- Say...: A text-to-speech
Web interface using ASCII/phenomes.
For Computer Generated Spoken Documents: Info about a LaTeX to speech
- Voice Of America gopher: The Voice of
America telecasts available in sound files in many different languages.
Languages for Travellers: Language tutorials & lessons for travellers in
several European languages; links to other language- and travel-related
- The Tolkien Language List
Archive: Archive of posts, languages, etc. from the Tolkein Language
- Universal Survey of
Languages: The Universal Survey of Languages is envisioned as a major collaborative
effort with the goal of creating a linguistic reference for the layman
and linguist alike. The USL contains audio files of spoken language and
descriptions of morphology and phonology of the world's languages, as
well as a hypertext introduction to linguistics, an introduction and
reference to the International Phonetic Alphabet, a linguistic dictionary
and information on language families. This is very much a work in
progess, and all are invited to contribute and debate the course of
evolution for the project.
- Foreign Language and
Culture: Another collection of language resources on the Internet.
- Tyler Jones' language FTP
archive (French, Italian, Spanish dictionaries).
- Ethnologue and
World Genetic Tree of Languages
University CALL Lab
- The NILLA
language resource database (INFO), (TELNET).
- The English Server, including
and linguistics, and poetry.
- The Unicode Home Page
(Unicode is a proposed ISO character set to handle ALL world alphabets).
- The Abyssinia
CyberSpace Gateway (Amharic and Tigrigna (Ethiopian) language references and
- Multi-Localization enhancement of
NCSA Mosaic for X 2.4
Language Training from Melange.
Resources for the Humanities
Galician-English-Spanish computer dictionary for Windows (WG21.ZIP) by Javier Gomez
Macintosh and Windows fonts from the Yamada Language Center at the
University of Oregon.
Info on the Berkeley Fonts Devanagari, north Indian language fonts
including Hindi and Sanskrit.
Mac Educational Software, including Spanish, French, Greek, Latin.
VCU International Trail Guide - WWW language and culture index.
Less Commonly Taught Languages, contacts at universities in the US for
learning less common world languages.
Humanities Canada: humanities information on the Net indexed by the Canadian
Federation of the Humanities. (Gopher)
CHROUS: a WWW Resource for Academic and Educational Computing in the Arts/Humanities
Sponsored by PEINet, Canada.
- Translation office in Vienna,
Austria. Provides facilities for translation of all sorts of
documents in a wide variety of languages, including all the
main European ones.
- Aquarius Search System for
Ramsch's online dictionary list
- The Translator's Home
Companion: links to many resources on the Net of use to translators.
- UCB East
Asian Languages Homepage
for Avanish Chopde's ITRANS
transliteration software for Indian languages.
Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University, Sweden
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of
Dartmouth Language Centre, home of the
Foreign Language Department
at the University of Toledo, Ohio.
- On-line Books
The homepage for online books and texts. Includes links to texts in
English, Scandinavian languages, Italian, French, and Irish, as well as
online book projects in other countries/languages.
An index of online book and text repositories. Include links to online
book projects in other countries/languages.
Gutenberg: Novels and texts in English for public downloading/reading.
- Literature Index at the
Library of Congress Gopher
- Alex electronic text
- OBI The Online Book Initiative
(Gopher): Archive of electronic texts, books, journals, maps, images, etc.
- CETH - Center for Electronic
Texts in the Humanities.
- World Religious
Arachne, a Great Books Server: reading and discussing outstanding works
of literature on the Web.
- The Best
Fiction and Poetry from CSUN: 1962-1988
EduNet Home Page