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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.

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  • Ngwanabo rena Matsho, Ke ema le wena. Go feta moo, mantšu a gago a mpha maatla ebile a mpontšha gore ka go thušana, diphišegelo tše dintši tša setšhaba sa gešu e ka ba nnete. Le ge polelo ya gešu e nabile, e mo kotsing ya go šalela morago ka gore t…
  • Diphošollo: Algebra (Tsošološo) = go kgomantša le go tsošološa dipalo; reconstructing sums and products Calculus (sekgetlwana) = Bo-Badi ka dikgetlo; caculating with pieces and segments. Differentiation (goKgetlola) = go kgetlola-kgetlola palo e kgo…
  • Ke tšwa go nyakišiša ka ga mathomo a "Mathematics" mo inthaneteng, le bašoming-mommgo le nna ba lefapha la dipalo. Bjale ke šišinya mantšu a a latelago (ao a lego ka mašakaneng): * Mathematics (Bo-Ithuti) = Tšhomišo ya kgopolo; Learning. …