Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien – Hue and the Vietnam Institute of Dictionary and Encyclopedia have successfully compiled a trilingual dictionary for ethnic people in the locality.

The dictionary includes around 8,000 words featuring Vietnamese, Pa co and Ta oi languages.

It is compiled based on the phonetic characteristics the of Pa co and Ta oi languages and ensures they correspond with the Vietnamese script and that of other ethnic groups.

The dictionary makes it easy for learners to read, remember, type and print documents in their language as well as allow them to learn the national script and other ethnic languages in an effective way.

According to the authors, the project is expected to preserve and develop the writing of Pa co and Ta oi ethnic people, especially in the fields of culture, communication and printing.

It also helps ethnic officials to have documents to study the lives, aspirations and cultural features of ethnic people.

Pa co and Ta oi ethnic people mainly live in mountainous A Luoi district. They have their own handwriting which belongs to the Latin script.

Director of the provincial Department of Science and Technology Hoang Ngoc Nam said the dictionary will facilitate linguistic research in the future.

It also aims to implement the Party and State’s policy of preserving the scripts of ethnic minority people in Vietnam and Thua Thien – Hue province in particular.-VNA