Mo3jam, A User Generated Dictionary Of Colloquial Arabic

| Aug 2, 2009 | comment 6 Comments

Mo3jamMo3jam is a new interesting service which aims to build a user generated dictionary of colloquial Arabic. (Mo3jam is an Arabic word that means lexicon or dictionary.)

The idea of the website is that users from all around the Arab world will be able to come in and share the different spoken terms and expressions used in the various accents and dialects available in all the Arab countries.

Mo3jam hopes to create a central, multilingual knowledgebase of colloquial Arabic, emphasising ease of use and breadth; with the service open to anyone to contribute without any limitations.

Terms can be defined using Arabic (which is the preferred language), English, or French. And even if a term is already defined in the system, users can still their own definition for it, with the best quality definitions bubbling up to the top through users voting on them and adding them to their favorites.

Most major dialects of Arabic are currently listed, but the list is not a fixed one. The system was designed to have multiple levels of dialects and sub-dialects. So suggestions for adding dialects or sub-dialects can be made to the site’s founder.

Mo3jam

Registration to the site is not mandatory to start using it or adding terms, although users who want to can either use the regular site registration or login using Facebook Connect.

The site is nicely designed, simple and usable; and is currently available in both Arabic and English.

Mo3jam was created by Abdullah Arif who is from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, but currently living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • http://twitter.com/ruslantrad Ruslan Trad

    Good news;)

  • http://www.almsaodi.com/ Amad

    Excellent project !

    I advise the founders to get in touch with Mohamed Bin Rashid Foundation, because they have huge interest in supporting and funding projects that focus on the Arabic Language !

    Impressing work guys.. keep it up !

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    I love the idea. Great job. Hope it catches on.

  • http://www.almsaodi.com/ Amad

    Excellent project !

    I advise the founders to get in touch with Mohamed Bin Rashid Foundation, because they have huge interest in supporting and funding projects that focus on the Arabic Language !

    Impressing work guys.. keep it up !

  • http://www.jocr8.com/ tambi jalouqa

    I love the idea. Great job. Hope it catches on.

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