A project after our own hearts is the online dictionary for the languages of India's Northeast. Housed at www.xobdo.org, this is a cooperative effort to build a dictionary of the several languages spoken in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya.

"Xobdo (means sound or word in Assamese) is a non-profit organization formed with a group of volunteers located in various parts of the globe with the common interest of promoting Assamese language in the cyber world. Members of Xobdo are voluntarily collaborating to construct and maintain this website. "

And they are an inclusive bunch: "If you speak any of the languages listed on the Xobdo homepage, you can help us by contributing words of your language. Registering yourself at Xobdo is free and easy. Once you are registered you can start adding words from your language. Moreover, if you speak any of the North-Eastern languages not listed at Xobdo and still you want to build an online dictionary, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you."

More power to them is what we say. So far the languages listed on their page are Karbi, Tai, Khasi, Dimasa, Bodo, Mising, Bishnupriya, Nagamese, Garo, Apatani, Ao, Mizo (Lushai), Monpa, Meitei-lon, Chakma... Many more are needed. Please pass the word on: Xobdo.