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Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus

For one who has abandoned craving and is free from grasping,
who is skilled in etymology and terms, knowing
the groupings and sequences of letters,
this is the final birth.
This one is called
the Great Being,
the Great Sage.
Dhammapada (24.19)

STEDT is the Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus, a research project at the University of California at Berkeley. It is directed by Professor James Matisoff of Berkeley's Linguistics Department, and administered through the International and Area Studies division. Our goal is the publication of an etymological dictionary of Proto-Sino-Tibetan (PST), the ancestor language of the large Sino-Tibetan language family. This family includes Chinese, Tibetan, Burmese, and over 200 other languages spoken in South and Southeast Asia. The project was founded in 1987 and has enjoyed the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.*

About the STEDT project Bibliography
The Sino-Tibetan language family Questionnaires
STEDT font Tibeto-Burman photo gallery
STEDT publications Links to related projects
Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area (LTBA)
LTBA 20.2 now available

*National Science Foundation Grant Nos. BNS-86-17726, BNS-90-11918, DBS-92-09481 and FD-95-11034
Division of Research Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Nos. RT-20789-87, RT-21203-90, RT-21420-92 and PA-22843-96.

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