The ‘Sea Lexicon’ is a collaborative endeavour that aims at the co-creation of a lexicon based on words related to the sea. It is an invitation for a transregional thinking through the perspective of the sea. We focus on words that animate the lives of coastal communities in various languages across the Indian Ocean.
Explore the words and stories by selecting an alphabet and word
Kaattu – Wind
Swahili Creole and the Siddis of Gujarat
Contribute to the lexicon
The Sea Lexicon project is an ongoing attempt to document the words from the indian ocean region. You can help build the database of words and expand the lexicon