The way you access our dictionary content is changing.

As part of the evolution of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme, we are now focussing on making our data available for digital applications, which enables a greater reach in delivering and embedding our language data in the daily lives of people and providing more immediate access and better representation for them and their language.

Because of this, we have made the decision to close our dictionary websites.
Our Oxford Northern Sotho living dictionary site closed on 31st March 2020, and this forum closed with it.

We would like to warmly thank everyone for your participation and support throughout these years – we hope that this forum, and the dictionary site, have been useful
You were instrumental in making the Oxford Global Languages initiative a success!

Find out more about what the future holds for OGL:


  • Nna ke rata diema tse. * Sikisa dira le melapo mphago wa dira ke meets. * Maswi manyane abo mmutla a kgotsofatsa mmutlanyana(kgabutlana). * Kgaka ga e fofa ke ye ntsho mebala re e bona ga e hwile. * Ekwa legare ngwana ngaka, papago o hwile ele motsabudi wa batho. * Letshaba mokgalo le tshabela go mosehla, more wo o senago…
  • Sekalankoko bare: Mmolai wa phalana ya selemo ore go bolaya phalana e tee are phalana ga di hlokwe. Hlaloso: O sere gobane wena o humane selo(mosomo) bonolo ware kgane le go batho ka moka go bjalo; mmatla seromo o palega manga.