Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


The listing of dictionaries in this section is divided by language (Tibetan and Chinese), and by type. Encyclopedic works are listed in a single section, regardless of language.

Tibetan Online Dictionaries

Tibetan Print Dictionaries

  • Tibetan-English / English-Tibetan dictionaries
  • Tibetan-Tibetan dictionaries
  • Tibetan-Chinese / Chinese-Tibetan dictionaries
  • Historic dictionaries (published in the late 19th- early 20th centuries)
  • Specialty Dictionaries
    • Medicine
    • Food and Drink
    • Poetics
    • Gesar
    • Dialects: Amdo, Kham, Lhasa
    • Lhasa Honorifics
    • Verbs
    • Homonyms
    • Buddhist Terminology

Chinese Online Dictionaries & Related Resources

  • Chinese-English / English-Chinese dictionaries
  • Word Processing tools
  • Pinyin tools

Encyclopedias