Let’s Preserve the Language

Recently, the National Corpus of the Crimean Tatar Language (NCCL) has been launched in Ukraine as a special online project to preserve and develop the endangered Crimean Tatar language. This online resource should be seen as a useful tool for linguists and people who want to learn the Crimean Tatar language.

The NCCL is an online collection of many academic and literary texts in the Crimean Tatar language: The platform features an advanced word search, as well as speech recognition and machine translation functions.

Who has this platform been created for?

  •   Educators and linguists;
  •   Lexicography scholars; and
  •   Native speakers seeking to improve their language, and people who are just learning it

To translate a piece of text, you do not need to sit with a dictionary – online translation will be available for the Crimean Tatar language directly on the website.

Another NCCL Project objective is to integrate the Crimean Tatar language into online search engines and operating systems and to make sure that Qırımtatar tili, or Crimean Tatar language, is added to the list of languages in online translators and computer interfaces.

The Project is implemented on the initiative of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine with the support of the Swiss-Ukrainian EGAP Program, which is implemented by East Europe Foundation, in partnership with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.