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Presented here is a collection of pages with links to online dictionaries in languages from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries. If you find any of the links dead and you want to notify us, or if you have recommendations for another dictionary to add to the site, contact us by email at

Abenaki | Alabama | Arapaho | Catawba | Cherokee | Cheyenne | Chinook | Cree | Inuktitut | Inupiaq | Lenape | Maliseet/Passamaquoddy | Mi'kmaq | Mingo | Ojibwe (Chippewa) | Onondaga | Salish | Seri | Shoshoni | Tlingit | Yaqui/Hiaki

Online Dictionaries Main Index

  Abenaki Dictionaries

Joseph Laurent's New familiar Abenakis and English dialogues - Online graphic facsimile reproduction of Joseph Laurent's New familiar Abenakis and English dialogues: the first ever published on the grammatical system; an Abenakis-English dictionary and grammar of the language, published in 1884.
The Abenaki Language - Vocabulary and grammar for the Abenaki language.
Freelang Abenaki-English Software Dictionary - Abenaki-English software dictionary, compiled by Guy T. Gambill with data from Laurent's 1874 Dictionary and Grammar of the Abenaki Language; downloadable as executable dictionary, or as a lexical wordset (Abenaki to English, 1,824 words; English to Abenaki, 1,942 words.).

  Alabama Dictionaries

The Alabama Dictionary - HTML dictionary of Alabama-English and English-Alabama.

  Arapaho Dictionaries

Dictionary Of The Northern Arapaho Language - HTML English-Arapaho dictionary is a revised version of the original produced in 1983 by Zdenek Salzmann and the Arapaho Language and Culture Commission (ALCC) for the Northern Arapaho tribe on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

  Catawba Dictionaries

Catawba-English Dictionary - HTML English-Catawba dictionary, indexed alphabetically and by categories.

  Cherokee Dictionaries

Wehali English-Cherokee Dictionary - Searchable and alphabetically indexed English-Cherokee dictionary with syllabary and pronunciation key; requires a Cherokee font with a link provided on the website.
White Dove's Cherokee Dictionary - English-Cherokee and Cherokee-English dictionary, with syllabary and phonetic transcriptions of the Cherokee words.

  Cheyenne Dictionaries

Cheyenne Dictionary (PDF) - PDF Cheyenne-English dictionary.
Freelang Cheyenne-English Software Dictionary - Cheyenne-English software dictionary, compiled by Guy T. Gambill with data from the Cheyenne Dictionary (on CD), by Louise Fisher, Josephine Glenmore, Wayne Leman, Leroy Pine Sr., and Marie Sanchez; downloadable as executable dictionary, or as a lexical wordset (Cheyenne to English, 19,915 words; English to Cheyenne, 15,897 words.).

  Chinook Dictionaries

Jim Holton's Chinook Jargon - Browsable PDF chapters, or purchase the book directly online: Chinook Jargon - The Hidden Language of the Pacific Northwest, Jim Holton, published by Wawa Press in 2004, an extensively researched history of Chinook jargon and a tutorial of the language.
George C. Shaw's The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It - Graphics facsimile reproduction of The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It, by George C. Shaw, published in 1909, free via Google Books.
Hibben's Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon - Ebook versions of the Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or Indian Trade language of the Northwest, published by T. N. Hibben & Company of Canada in 1877-1889., free via the Gutenberg Project.
W.S.Phillips' The Chinook book - Ebooks via the Open Library of The Chinook book; A Descriptive Analysis of the Chinook Jargon in Plain Words, Giving Instructions for Pronunciation, Construction, Expression and Proper Speaking of Chinook with All the Various Shaded Meanings of the Words, by Walter Shelley Phillips, published in 1913.
George Gibbs' Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon - Ebooks via Google Books of Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or Trade Language of Oregon, by George Gibbs, published in 1863.
J.M.R. Le Jeune's Chinook Rudiments - Ebooks via the Open Library of Chinook Rudiments, by J.M.R. Le Jeune in the Kamloops Wawa, No. 1739 (3 May 1924); written in hand.
J.M.R. Le Jeune's Practical Chinook Vocabulary - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Practical Chinook Vocabulary . . . arranged . . . after the plan of Right Rev. Bishop Durieu, by J.M.R. Le Jeune, published in 1886.
J.M.R. Le Jeune's Chinook and shorthand rudiments - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Chinook and shorthand rudiments: with which the Chinook jargon and the Wawa shorthand can be mastered without a teacher in a few hours, by J.M.R. Le Jeune in 1898.
François Norbert Blanchet's Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, to Which is Added Numerous Conversations, Thereby Enabling Any Person to Speak Chinook Correctly, by François Norbert Blanchet, published in 1869.
Blanchet, Demers, and Onge's Chinook Dictionary, Catechism, Prayers and Hymns - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Chinook Dictionary, Catechism, Prayers and Hymns, by François Norbert Blanchet, Modeste Demers, and L.N. St. Onge, published in 1871.
J.B. Good's A Vocabulary and Outlines of Grammar of the Nitlakapamuk or Thompson Tongue - Graphics facsimile reproduction of A Vocabulary and Outlines of Grammar of the Nitlakapamuk or Thompson Tongue . . . Together with a Phonetic Chinook Dictionary, Adapted for use in the Province of British Columbia, by J.B. Good, published in 1880.
Horatio Hale's An International Idiom - Graphics facsimile reproduction of An International Idiom: A Manual of the Oregon Trade Language, or "Chinook Jargon", by Horatio Hale, published in 1890.
Hibben & Carswell's Dictionary of Indian Tongues - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Dictionary of Indian Tongues, Containing Most of the Words and Terms Used in the Tshimpsean, Hydah, & Chinook, with Their Meaning or Equivalent in the English Language, published by Hibben & Carswell in 1862.
Hutchings & Rosenfield's Vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon - Graphics facsimile reproduction of Vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon: The Complete Language Used by the Indians of Oregon, Washington Territory and British Possessions, published by Hutchings & Rosenfield in 1860.
Granville Stuart's Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon - Graphics facsimile reproduction of A Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, in Use Among the Tribes of Oregon, Washington Territory, British Columbia, and the North Pacific Coast, with Critical and Explanatory Notes., by Granville Stuart in Montana As It Is, 1865.

  Cree Dictionaries

Dictionnaire de la langue Cris - French-Cree dictionary from 1874 in graphic facisimile reproduction.

  Inuktitut Dictionaries

Inuktitut Living Dictionary - Online dictionary of French-English-Inuktitut, with representations of Inuktitut in a number of fonts.

  Inupiaq Dictionaries

Interactive Inupiaq Dictionary - HTML Inupiaq-English dictionary alphabetically indexed, also with English to Inupiaq search.

  Lenape Dictionaries

Kitto Cornwall Connection Lenape-English Dictionary - Searchable bilingual dictionary for Lenape-English; data for the dictionary was compiled from the Order of the Arrow Handbook and Paul Collett's OA Resourses.
Gilwell.com Lenape-English Dictionary - HTML dictionary of Lenape-English compiled to assist members of the Order of the Arrow in the language of the Lenape. The pages also have been compiled into a single PDF document, which can be freely downloaded or browsed online.
Order of the Arrow Lenape-English Glossary - Glossary of Lenape words and their English meanings.

  Maliseet/Passamaquoddy Dictionaries

Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Dictionary - An online searchable and browsable bilingual Maliseet-Passamaquoddy-English Dictionary from the Mi'kmaq Maliseet Institute, at the UNB Libraries' Electronic Text Centre.
Montague Chamberlin's Maliseet Vocabulary - HTML dictionary of Maliseet arranged by categories, originally published in 1899 by the Harvard Cooperative Society.

  Mi'kmaq Dictionaries

Mi'kmaq Online Talking Dictionary - Online searchable bilingual Mi'kmaq-English dictionary with soundfile pronunciations in WAV format. This talking dictionary project is developing a 6,000+ word Internet resource for the Mi'gmaq/Mi’kmaq language. Three speakers record each word. Multiple speakers allow one to hear differences and variations in how a word is pronounced. Each recorded word is used in an accompanying phrase spoken by a single speaker. This permits learners the opportunity to develop the difficult skill of distinguishing individual words when they are spoken in a phrase.

  Mingo Dictionaries

West Virginia Mingo-English Dictionary - Small online bilingual Mingo-English dictionary with extensive linguistic information on each entry. This site is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Unyææshæötká', the language of the West Virginia Mingo. Mingo is an Iroquoian language native to the areas of western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West Virginia. It is a seriously endangered language, with very few native speakers remaining; however, in recent years, there has been increasing interest in the language among Mingo descendants, both in the traditional homeland areas, as well as across the country. Site also contains extensive information on grammar, pronunciation, and a Mingo archive.

  Ojibwe (Chippewa) Dictionaries

Freelang Ojibwe-English Software Dictionary - Ojibwe-English software dictionary, compiled by Weshki-ayaad, Charles Lippert and Guy T. Gambill with data from a variety of sources; downloadable as executable dictionary, or as a lexical wordset (Ojibwe to English, 27,006 words; English to Ojibwe, 21,834 words.).

  Onondaga Dictionaries

John Shea's A French-Onondaga Dictionary - Online graphic facsimile reproduction of John Gilmary Shea's A French-Onondaga dictionary: from a manuscript of the seventeenth century, 1860.

  Salish Dictionaries

Klallam Words and Phrases - Klallam glossary, with useful phrases, and two stories in Klallam with English translations.
Saanich Classified Word List - Saanich vocabulary with English meanings, indexed by categories, also with an alphabetical index of English words and their Saanich equivalents.

  Seri Dictionaries

Selections from the Seri Dictionary - Downloadable PDF dictionaries of the Seri language, with translation into English and Spanish.

  Shoshoni Dictionaries

Shoshoni Online Dictionary - Online searchable Shoshoni-English dictionary and thesaurus.
Shoshoni to English Dictionary - HTML dictionary of Shoshoni words and their English meanings.

  Tlingit Dictionaries

Franz Boas' Vocabularies Of The Tlingit Haida And Tsimshian Languages - Online graphic facsimile reproduction of Franz Boas' Vocabularies of the Tlingit Haida and Tsimshian languages, 1892.

  Yaqui/Hiaki Dictionaries

Preliminary English interface to the Hiaki dictionary - Searchable English-Hiaki dictionary; the interface is preliminary and meant as a test, but does work, and accepts word inputs in English and also in Spanish. A Spanish interface is also available.