The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary Online

The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (ACD) was created by Robert Blust and Steve Trussel and is the most comprehensive comparative dictionary for Austronesian languages ever compiled. The dictionary was originally hosted on a website designed by Trussel, and updated with content by Blust, until 2020 when, after Steve Trussel’s unexpected passing, Blust sought to move the ACD to its current and more permanent site hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and managed by Robert Forkel. Approximately one month before Blust’s passing in 2022, responsibility for the maintenance of the content of the ACD, including the addition of new terms and editing of existing entries, was passed to Alexander D. Smith who began working with Forkel in late January 2022.

To search and browse entries, begin by navigating to Cognatesets and search for specific reconstructions or glosses.

The original introduction to the ACD, written by Blust, can be accessed here.