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21-04-05, 10:02
I have a multilingual dictionary called The Concise Dictionary of 26 Languages in Simultaneous Translations, Peter M. Bergman, The New American Library, 1968, no ISBN. It lists 1,000 basic voabulary and has 25 indexes in each non-English langauge.

1. English
2. French
3. Spanish
4. Italian
5. Portuguese
6. Rumanian
7. German
8. Dutch
9. Swedish
10. Danish
11. Norwegian
12. Polish
13. Czech
14. Serbo-Croat
15. Hungarian
16. Finnish
17. Turkish
18. Indonesian
19. Esperanto
20. Russian
21. Greek
22. Arabic
23. Hebrew
24. Yiddish
25. Japanese
26. Swahili

The Webster's Online Dictionary Rosetta Edition (http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/) also lists words in the following languages. I counted 111 languages, but only gleaning from words water, fire, one, I; there are supposed to be some 600 languages (10% of all living languages of the world) stored in the database amounting to around 1 terabytes. The remaining 90% are due to be entered according to plan.

A=6: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, *Avestan, Aymara
B=6: Basque, Bavarian, Bemba, Blackfoot, Breton, Bulgarian
C=7: Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chinese, Cornish, Croatian, Czech
D=2: Danish, Dutch
E=8: English, *Old English, *Middle English, *Renaissence English, *Jacobian English, *Victorian English, Ecuadorian Quecua, Esperanto
F=6: Faeroese, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, French, French Canadian, Frisian
G=7: Galician, German, *Old High German, Greek, *Classical Greek, *Koine Greek, Guarani
H=4: Hatian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hungarian
I=5: Icelandic, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian
J=1: Japanese
K=2: Kongo, Korean
L=5: Lombard, *Latin, (Latvian), Luganda, Luxembourgish
M=7: Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Manx, Maori, Maya, Mohawk
N=1: Norweigian
O=1: Occitan
P=7: Papago, Papiamen, Pig Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Protuguese Brazillian, Provencal
Q=1: Quechua
R=5: Romanian, Romansch, Romany, Ruanda, Russian
S=16: Samoan, *Sanskrit, Scottish, Sepedi, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, (Shuar), Sicilian, Slovene, Somali, Sotho, Spanish, Sranan, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish
T=6: Tagalog, Tahitian,Thai, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen
U=2: Ukranian, (Uma)
V=1: Vietnamese
W=2: Welsh, Wolof
X=1: Xhosa
Y=1: Yucatec
Z=1: Zulu

Do you know of any other multilingual sources you can share ? How useful have you found them ?

03-05-05, 19:51
Yes, I saw a dictionary with 7 languages in a small library.