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Foreign Language Collections

Call Numbers of Foreign Dictionaries

Foreign Language Dictionaries Location

The dictionaries with Library of Congress call numbers are mostly found throughout the 6th floor, but some are on the 5th. Consult this location guide to find out the exact floor and section of the dictionary's location. 

Most of the dictionaries with Dewey Decimal listings can be found on 4E.

*Available at the PCL Reserves

Language  Library of Congress Call Number Dewey Call Number
Aboriginal PL 7006 499
Afrikaans* PF 862 439.363
Akkadian (Assyrian) PJ 3525 492.19
Albanian* PG 9591  
Amharic PJ 9236-9237 492.8
Aneityumese PL 6217 499 IN4D
Arabic* PJ 6640; PJ 6737; PJ 6795 492.732
Armenian* PK 8091; PK 8441-8487 491.54
Aryan PK 1914; PK 175 491.03
Assamese/Axomiya PK 1556 491.49
Assyrian (Akkadian) PJ 3525 492.19
Avesta (Old Persian) PK 6106 491.5
Bantu (Lala, Lamba, Wisa)   496 M26L
Basque* PH 5177  
Bengali* PK 1687; PK 1628 491.4432
Bini (Southern Nigeria)   496.4
Blackfoot (Siksika)   497.3
Bodo PL 3873 PL 4001 495.49
Breton* PB 2837  
Bulgarian* PG 979 491.81
Burmese PL 3957 495.83
Cambodian (Khmer)* PL 4326  
Cantonese* PL 1736 495.17275
Catalan* PC 3891-3893 449.9
Chamorro (Guam) PL 5295 499.03
Chichewa PL 8110  
Chinese* PL 1455-1459 495.132
Chinook PM 843 497
Choctaw PM 873 497; 572.07
Coptic PJ 2181 493.2-- in Storage)
Cornish   491.6732
Czech* PG 4625-4640 491.863
Danish* PD 3640 439.832
Dogri PK 2647  
Dravidian PK 4604 494.8
Dutch* PF 625-640 439.3132
Egyptian PJ 1425 493.1
Ekagi   499.12
English Language* PE 1625 423
Eskimo PM 50 497.13
Estonian* PH 625  

Language Library of Congress Call Number Dewey Call Number
Ethiopian PJ 9087 492.8
Fijian   499
Finnish* PH 279 494.5413
French* PC 2625-2640 443.2
Frisian PF 1493 492.23
Fulani PL 8183 496.5
Gaelic* PB 1591 491.633
Ganda PL 8201.4 496.3
Gathic PK 6106  
Gedaged   499.5
Ge'ez (Classic Ethiopic) PJ 9087  
German* PF 3625-3640 433.1
Gilbertese   499.5
Gothic PD 1193  
Grebo   496
Greek* PA 445 489.332
Greek (Modern)* PA 1139 489.332
Gujarati PK 1844-1847; PK 2373 491
Gurage PJ 9288  
Gurkhali   491.43
Halbi PK 1914  
Hausa PL 8233 493-496
Hawaiian* PL 6446 499.4
Hebrew* PJ 4833 492.432
Hindi* PK 1933; PK 1937; PK 1986  
Hindustani PK 1986 491.4332
Hittite (PCL Ref ONLY) P 945 Z8  
Hungarian* PH 2640 494.5113
Iban (PCL Ref ONLY) PL 5333.4  
Icelandic* PD 2379; PD 2437 439.63
Indonesian* PL 5076-5077 499.2
Inupiat PM 63  
Irish* PB 1291 491.62
Italian* PC 1625-1640 453.2
Japanese* PL 678-679 495.3
Javanese* PL 5166  

Language Library of Congress Call Number Dewey Call Number
Kalispel   497 V868K
Kanji* PL 677.5  
Kannada PL 4646 494.32
Kanuri PL 8361.4  
Kapauku   499.12 D654K
Kashmiri PK 7026  
Kate   499.1 K524W
Kazakh PL 26 494.06
Khmer (Cambodian)* PL 4326  
Kikuyu PL 8379 496.3
Kiniassa   496.3 R242D
Kongo (San Salvadore)   496.3 B446D
Konkani PK 2236  
Korean* PL 937 495.732
Krio PM 7875 496.3
Kurdish* PK 6906 491.57
Lakota PM 1024 497.5
Lao PL 4251 495.913
Lappisk PH 725 406
Latin* PA 2365 473.2
Latin American Spanish* PC 4822  
Latvian (Lettish) PG 8979 491.9332
Lau   499.5 IV3G
Lettish (Latvian) PG 8979 491.9332
Limba PL 8455 Z5  
Lingala PL 8456.2  
Lithuanian* PG 8679  
Macedonian* PG 1175  
Mailu   499.12
Maithili PK 1817  
Mala (Sa'a)   499
Malay* PL 5125 499.2
Malayalam* PL 4715 494.81132
Malagasy   499.214
Manipuri PL 4001 494.8732
Maori* PL 6465 499
Maranao   499.4
Marathi PK 2375 491.463
Mayan (Benson ONLY) PM 3966  
Mende   496.4
Micmac PM 1793  
Mocha (S.W. Ethiopia)   406 C128U
Mongolian PL 406 494.06
Mupun PL 8536.95  
Navajo PM 2007 497.2
Nembe PL 8458 K3  
Nepali PK 2597 491.43

Language Library of Congress Call Number Dewey Call Number
Nggela   499.5
Ngizim PL 8548.67  
Nicobarese (Aborigines of Andaman Island) PL 4471 499.5
North American Indian Languages (Delaware, Shawnee, Comanche,Cahuillo, Kiwomi, Choctaw, Yumi, Shoshonee, Pawnee, Navajo, Kiowa, Zumi)   497
Norwegian* PD 2691 439.83
Norwegian (Nynorsk)* PD 2989  
Nupe   496.3
Nyanja PL 8110 496.3
Ojibwa/y PM 853 497
Old Norse* PD 2376 439.632
Oriya PK 2566 491.4532
Otschipwe   497
Pali PK 1091 491.37
Panjabi (Punjabi) PJ 2631-PJ 2636 491.42
Persian* PK 6378-6379 491.5532
Pidgin PM 7891; P 409 427.9
Polish* PG 6625-6640 491.8532
Portuguese* PC 5327-5333 469.32
Provencal PC 3376 449.3
Raluana   449.5
Rejang PL 5001  
Romanian* PC 775-779 459.3
Rotuman PL 6297  
Russian* PG 2640 491.732
Sahu PL 7511  
Samoan   449.4
Sanskrit* PK 933 491.2
Santali PL 4563.4 495.95
Serbo-Croatian* PG 1376-1377 491.8232
Shan   495.9132
Shilluk PL 8671.4  
Shona PL 8681 496.3
Sign Language* HV 2475  
Sindhi PK 2786-2787 491.4132
Slovak PG 5379 491.872
Slovenian* PG 1888-1891 491.84
Southern Sotho (South African)
  496.3
Spanish* PC 4625-4640 463.2
Swahili* PL 8703 496.3
Swedish* PD 5625-5640 439.73
Syrian Arabic* PJ 6816  

Language Library of Congress Call Number Dewey Call Number
Tagalog PL 6056 499.2
Tamil* PL 4756 494.81132
Telugu PL 4776 494.81332
Thai* PL 4156; 4187 495.9132
Tibetan* PL 3637 495.432
Tiv   496.4 AB82D
Tlingit PM 2455 497.2
Tongan PL 6531 499
Tsonga (Portuguese) PL 8731  
Turkish* PL 137; PL 191 494.3532
Ulawa   499
Ukrainian* PG 3888-3891 491.7932
Urdu* PK 1976 491.4332
Uummarmiut PM 64  
Uzbek PL 55  
Vietnamese* PL 4376 495.9232
Welsh* PB 2189- 2191 491.6
Xhosa* PL 8323 496.3
Yiddish* PJ 5117  
Yoruba* PL 8823 496.4
Zulu* PL 8843 496.3

Searching

To find dictionaries at the PCL, go to the Library Catalog, and click Advanced Search on the left hand side.

Type "Dictionary" into the search bar at the top of the page. Near the bottom middle of the page is a language selection box as seen below.

If the language you need is not listed, do a search for your desired language in quotation marks followed by dictionary. For example, "Aboriginal dictionary".

Dictionaries are shelved throughout the PCL Stacks and are majority Library Use Only. 

Location Call No. Current Status
 PCL Stacks  PD 2691 Z58 2011    LIB USE ONLY

 

But some dictionaries are available for check out.

Location Call No. Current Status
 PCL Stacks  PD 2691 K49 1989    AVAILABLE

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