LIS India

(Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of HRD )
Government of India, Manasagangothri, Mysore 570006.India

What is LIS-India ?

Language Information Service (LIS)-India is a web based, on line, multi-media, authentic, comprehensive information source in the public domain on the Indian languages. In terms of its coverage of content and languages, it is envisaged to provide answers to all possible questions that one would like to ask about any or all the Indian languages including English in every region & departements (

The Language Information Services – India (LIS-India) is an online service to provide information on different aspects of language covered under twelve major categories. The project started in the year 2003. The first workshop on Language Information Services (LIS-India) was held at the Institute with the objective of working out its details of content and format. The participants included resource persons from Linguistics, Language and Literature and other disciplines such as Computer Science, Epigraphy, Anthropology, Statistics, Geography and Library Information Science. During this workshop, the content list was finalized for collection of information of different aspects in Indian languages

Content creation on different languages is done in the project mode under the present X Plan and is ntrusted to different experts as Chief Resource Persons-cum-Supervisors (CRPs), who in turn get he work done with the help of different experts as Resource Persons (RPs) under their supervision. he material thus generated is pooled together, edited by experts and then made available on the eb site. The information could be accessed in a general or a specific way by using search options n the Home Page. LIS-India is envisaged as an on going project with the information, in terms of ontent and coverage, being continually updated and expanded and therefore open-ended. The egistered end users could also add to the database by using the Add Data option on the Home Page. nformation thus received would be scrutinized and then added to the database. In addition, the RPs’ meetings are held periodically to exchange the notes in terms of methodology, problems, niformity and other relevant matters to enhance the quality of the contents in terms of uthenticity of information from different sources.

List of languages

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. Boro/Bodo
  4. Dogri
  5. Gujarati
  6. Hindi
  7. Kannada
  8. Kashmiri
  9. Konkani
  10. Maithili
  11. Malayalam
  12. Manipuri
  13. Marathi
  14. Nepali
  15. Oriya
  16. Punjabi
  17. Sanskrit
  18. Santali
  19. Sindhi
  20. Tamil
  21. Telugu
  22. Urdu
  23. Indian English
  24. Ho
  25. Juang
  26. Kharia
  27. Khasi
  28. Korku
  29. Kom
  30. Kumauni
  31. Kurux
  32. Lahnda
  33. Miri/Mishing
  34. Mizo
  35. Mundari
  36. Nyishi
  37. Rabha
  38. Thadou
  39. Tripuri
  40. Wancho