UAE: Arabic glossary for new terminology launched on World Arabic Language Day

The public can edit the online glossary and add new terms


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Published: Sat 18 Dec 2021, 4:12 PM

The Dubai Future Foundation launched an online glossary of future Arabic scientific and technical terms on Saturday.

The glossary was launched on World Arabic Language Day, observed every year on December 18.

Containing 500 terms in Arabic and English, arranged according to categories, the open-source dictionary is available at, and enables the public to edit it and add new terms.

The glossary aims to support researchers and translators in creating and publishing Arabic scientific and technical content and prepare them to deal with future knowledge and innovations, state news agency Wam reported.

Abdulaziz AlJaziri, deputy CEO and COO of the foundation, said: “Our glossary proves that the Arabic language can keep up with the tremendous pace of technological development we are currently witnessing, and continue to enrich the science and technology landscape owing to its ability to express scientific concepts.”


He added that the launch is part of Dubai Future Foundation’s efforts to disseminate knowledge in the region in the Arabic language, enhance Dubai’s position as a leading global knowledge hub, and motivate Arab researchers and innovators to contribute to human development.

The glossary supports endeavours to standardise modern Arabic terms and explains their meaning to promote practical use.

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