Online Dictionary celebrating it's first birthday Print
Saturday, 28 May 2011 11:33

May 27th, 2010 was a big day for the dictionary project, because the CE-EC Dictionary went online. Years of hard work were finally disclosed not only in books, but also on the internet. One year later, let's take a short moment to look back.

During it's first year online, the dictionary received a total of 20,232 visits. That's more than 55 visitors each day on average! During these visits, the dictionary was consulted 23,441 times, more than 64 consultations every single day. These are only the successful consultations of course, meaning the input of the user was recognized as an actual entry in the dictionary and the translation was presented to the user.

The online dictionary attracts people from all over the world; visitors have visited the dictionary site from about 100 different countries. Sorting the list to the amount of visitors from each country results in the following top three:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Malawi

About two third of the consultations are done from English to Chichewa/Chinyanja, the remaining third the other way around. One half of the visitors visit the online dictionary by entering it's web address directly in their browsers (or choosing it from their list of favourite websites). The other half reached the dictionary by means of other sites, the project site about the dictionary (this website) being the most important referer, the Google search engine second best.

That's enough statistics for now. Please note that we celebrated the first birthday by updating the online dictionary to it's newest version, adding thousands of new entries!

If you haven't already, please consider a licence for the online dictionary. The advantages are twofold: first there are no restrictions in terms of usage anymore, so you can consult the dictionary as often as you want to and always receive a full translation. Second, your payment will be used for financing free distribution of hard copies of the Dictionary to pupils in Malawi and Zambia. Click here if you are interested.