KOLKATA: Reflecting the global popularity of Indian food, a number of Indian words like ‘keema,’ ‘papad’ and curry leaf have been accepted in the Oxford English dictionary for the first time. The ninth edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, released here on Monday, has included over 240 words from Indian English. Over 60 per cent of the new Indian English words come from Hindi. These new words were selected based on the frequency of their use.

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