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

In the last 700+ years, we had been speaking Sourashtra Language, generation by generation, with very few loaned words from Marathi, Telugu and Tamil. But, in the recent times too many Non-Sourashtra words are getting blended with Sourashtra.

For instance, most of the Bhajjinu naavun (Spinach names) are getting loaned from local language. Similarly, when we say "Sourashtra konni azhinjuna", many people do not know the Sourashtra word for "azhinjuna". One of the reasons for this is, being "Poor" in Sourashtra vocabulary.

So, Sourashtra Vattaputki, compiled with thousands of Sourashtra words and practical vocabulary, can certainly help the Sourashtrians to enrich their vocabulary.

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

Quick List is 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. Both English to Sourashtra and Sourashtra to English are available. However, English to Sourashtra is "Work in Progress". Currently, words starting with A, B, C, D are available. The rest will be made available soon.

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.

A New feature, Translate, is now included which basically translates English Word into Sourashtra. The translation will be transliterated into Tamil and English (for those who do not know Tamil). This is a work-in-progress feature and currently words starting with A, B, C and D are available. The rest of the words are on its way.

Sourashtra Vattaputki will display words in Sourashtra and its meaning in Tamil and English. In addition, transliteration of Sourashtra words are available in Tamil, Devanagari and English 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. They can also practice Sourashtra scripts using online Slate feature which transliterates English to Sourashtra.

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, Ajji Sanghe Kheni Kheto (2018) by Sri Konda. S. Senthilkumar have been referred in compiling Sourashtra Vattaputki.