The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara has completed collecting the first 10,000 words of the Qatar Cultural Dictionary, for which the work on the first phase began earlier.
The Qatar Cultural Dictionary project aims to protect the Qatari dialect with its old vocabulary for subsequent generations and to preserve the valuable inventory of the Qatari dialect.
The dictionary is set to carry all prevailing values and customs of society, based on the promotion of vernacular dialect that is not inconsistent with the preservation of classical native Arabic language, the mother of this dialect.
The Qatar Cultural Dictionary includes linguistic information that explains the origin and development in the local dialect of this origin.
Source : Gulf Times