Welcome to online Sourashtra VattaapuDki (Sourashtra Dictionary), the first of its kind !!

A new menu "Sentences" has been added. Many frequently searched sentences such as "I love you", "Wish you a happy birthday" etc., are available in this menu. Right now, it contains about 80 English sentences with translation in Sourashtra and Tamil.

A new dimension, "Use of word in a sentence", was added sometime ago. Thus, the dictionary not only gives meaning but also tells how to use the word in a sentence. As of now 34 Quick Lists, highlighted in Pink color, are available with this new feature. The rest of the lists too will be made available in due course.

A new Menu Neethi Sambu, containing 130 Slogams has been added. Neethi Sambu is one of the greatest works of Srimath Ramarai, who compiled it way back in 1900. To know more about it, please visit About Neethi Sambu. As usual, the transliteration of the Neethi Sambu Slogams are available in Tamil, Devanagari and Latin scripts and the meanings of the slogams are available in Sourashtra, Tamil and English.

Few new categories viz., Grammar, Sports, King's Troop, Gerund have been added to Sourashtra Dictionary sometime ago.

The primary objective of Sourashtra VattaapuDki, compiled with thousands of Sourashtra words and practical vocabulary, is to help the Sourashtrians enrich their Sourashtra vocabulary.

There are three ways to look for a word viz., Quick List, Dictionary and Search.

Quick List is the collection of related Sourashtra words grouped together under different categories. This will be handy when the user is looking a particular word under particular category. For instance, Spinach names can be found under "Vegetables".

Dictionary, as the name implies, will display all the words in Alphabetical order, starting from the letter "அ" (a) to "ஹ" (ha).

Search feature will be useful when the user knows a word partially. By supplying a word partially, Search will display all words matching with search keyword.

Sourashtra VattaapuDki will display words in Sourashtra Scripts (Ramarai Lipi) and its meaning in Tamil and English. In addition, transliteration of Sourashtra words are available in Tamil, Devanagari (Hindi) and Latin (English) scripts for the benefit of those who cannot read Sourashtra scripts.

For those who are interested in learning Sourashtra scripts, there are 14 online courses available.

For the Sourashtra words to display properly, Unicode Sourashtra fonts such as Pagul, Phuul should have been installed and the browser font should be set to Sourashtra Font. Please refer FAQ for more details.

References : Texts such as Sourashtra Bodhano (1900) by Sri. Ramarai, Naveena Sourashtra Balabodhini (1935) by Viprabandhu Sri. ku.Ve. Padmanabaiyer, Sourashtra Basha Vallari (1975) by Poet Sri C.R. Saranath, Oral Literature of Saurashtran (1978) by Dr Norihiko Ucida, Ajji Sanghe Kheni Kheto (2018) by Sri Konda. S. Senthilkumar, சௌராஷ்ட்ர பழமொழிகள் (No publisher details available) have been referred in compiling Sourashtra VattaapuDki.