Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan

The Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (Chinese: 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-oân Bân-lâm-gí Siông-iōng-sû Sû-tián) is a dictionary of Taiwanese Hokkien (including Written Hokkien) commissioned by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan.[1] The dictionary uses the Taiwanese Romanization System (based on pe̍h-ōe-jī) to indicate pronunciations and includes audio files for many words. As of 2013, the dictionary included entries for 20,000 words.[1]

Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan
CountryTaiwan (Republic of China)
LanguageTaiwanese Hokkien including Written Hokkien (definitions in Taiwanese Mandarin)
using the Taiwanese Romanization System
PublisherMinistry of Education (Taiwan)
Publication date
2008 (beta)
7 July 2011 (first release)

In September 2000, initial plans to commission the dictionary were put forth by the National Languages Committee of the Ministry of Education. In July 2001, the Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan Editorial Committee (臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典編輯小組) was established.[2]

In October 2008, a beta version of the dictionary was released. On 7 July 2011, the first approved edition of the dictionary was released.[2][3]

The dictionary is continuously updated by the Editorial Committee, and these updates are financially supported by the Ministry.[1][3] On 5 July 2018, the dictionary received a major update.[3] On 1 June 2020, Flash was retired in favor of HTML5 audio for the audio samples.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan". Ministry of Education—Republic of Taiwan. 19 February 2013. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b Iâu Êng-siông [Yáo Róngsōng; 姚榮松] (October 2016). 《臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典》成果維護紀要 [A Report on the Maintenance of Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan]. Taiwan Studies [台灣學誌] (in Chinese). 14: 75–95. doi:10.6242/twnica.14.4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2016 – via Internet Archive Community Texts.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c d 回首頁 [Home page]. Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (in Taiwanese Hokkien). 2011.7.7—辭典正式版即日起公告使用,歡迎各界提供意見。 [July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)—The official edition of the dictionary is now available, comments from people of all walks of life are welcome.]