English to Bodo & Bodo to English Dictionary
Bodo Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Bodo or Bodo to English. It displays different meanings, synonyms, and antonyms in Unicode script and Roman script. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.
About the Bodo Language
Bodo (बड़ो ) or Mech is the Tibeto-Burman language of the Bodo people of north-eastern India and Nepal. It is one of the official languages of the Indian state of Assam, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages that is given a special constitutional status in India. Bodo language is written using Devanagiri script. Earlier it was written using Roman Script. Devanagiri has been used for Bodo since 1963. Bodo is an indigenous language spoken by the Bodo people, an ethnic group in the northeastern region of India. It belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family and is the official language of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) in Assam, India. Bodo is also spoken in the neighbouring states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal and Bhutan. Bodo language is written using Devanagari script. Earlier it was written using Roman Script. Devanagari has been used for Bodo since 1963. Bodo has a rich literary tradition that dates back to the 14th century. The earliest known examples of Bodo literature are the Bathow songs, a collection of religious and ritualistic songs. The Bodo language and culture have been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. With the arrival of Christianity and the influence of Western education in the late 19th century, Bodo literature began to be written down and printed. Bodo literature has produced many famous poets and writers such as Dhirendra Nath Boro, Kamala Kanta Mushahary, and Anand Ram Boro. The Bodo script is derived from the Brahmi script which was used in ancient India. It uses the Devanagari script, which is also used to write other languages such as Hindi and Nepali. The Bodo script has evolved over time, and there have been various attempts to standardise it. Bodo is a subject–object–verb language, meaning that the verb usually comes at the end of a sentence. It also has a rich system of particles, which are used to indicate various grammatical functions, such as tense and mood. Bodo also has a complex system of honorifics and politeness markers, which are used to indicate the speaker's relationship to the person being addressed. Bodo is a fascinating and rich language that reflects the culture and history of the Bodo people. It has a unique script and a complex grammatical structure, making it a challenging but rewarding language to learn. With the growing recognition of Bodo culture and language, learning Bodo can open up a wealth of opportunities for communication and cultural understanding of the Bodo people and the region.
Spoken In : India, with a few small communities in Nepal
Native Speakers: 1.3 million (2001)
Language family: Sino-Tibetan > (Tibeto-Burman) > Brahmaputran > Bodo–Koch > Bodo–Garo > Bodo
Language codes: brx (ISO 639-3)
Bodo language, a branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family, is a language of the Bodo group under the Assam-Burmese group of languages. It is closely related to the Dimasa language of Assam, the Garo language of Meghalaya and also related to the language of Kokborok language spoken in Tripura. The Bodo speaking areas of Assam at present stretch from Dhubri in the west to Sadiya in the east. In Jalpaiguri and other adjacent districts of Bengal, the Boros are known as "Mech". The population of Boro speakers according to 1991 census report was 1,184,569. The word Boro denotes the language and the community and it is pronounced with a high tone on the second syllable.