Yes you heard that right – Oxford Dictionaries will have a Hindi word of the year for 2017.
The (yet-to-be) chosen word will be one that attracted a great deal of attention and interest during the year, reflecting the preoccupations, ethos or mood of the year. It need not be a new word, but must have a strong link to the year. It will be announced in 2018.
Hindi speakers across the country have been called upon to help choose the word, with submissions to be made before November 29, 2017.
The Hindi Dictionaries team at Oxford University Press (OUP) will make the final selection, along with an advisory panel of language experts that includes eminent writers like Namita Gokhale; former Associate Editor of AajTak Saurabh Dwivedi; Associate Professor at Ranchi University Poonam Nigam Sahay; Senior Editorial Manager, OUP Malika Ghosh and Kritika Agarwal, Language Champion for Oxford’s Hindi Living Dictionary.
So what are you waiting for? Start thinking and start submitting!