ILCAA Collab “Japanese-Malayalam Dictionary” Wins Award

August 30, 2019

The Dr. Hermann Gundert Endowment Award 2018-2019 was presented to Dr. K.P.P. Nambiar for his work entitled Japanese-Malayalam Dictionary on June 20 2019 by the Dravidian Linguistic Association of India, at the occasion of the 47th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists (AICDL) held at the Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, India. This award is for the Best Dictionary in Dravidian Languages.

Japanese-Malayalam Dictionary authored by Dr. Nambiar and published by the State Institute of Languages (Government of Kerala) in March 2019 is a book format version of the Electronic Japanese-Malayalam Dictionary developed by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) under the direction of Professors Jun Takashima and Makoto Minegishi.

This dictionary with more than 53,000 headwords containing modern vocabulay is the first full-fledged dictionary from Japanese to one of the major Dravidian languages, will be of great help for both Malayali and Japanese People to study each other’s language.

Dr. Nambiar at the Award Ceremony
The Japanese-Malayalam Dictionary
Professor Takashima being gifted with an angavastra, a type of shawl that shows respect, at the publication ceremony held in March