IAA Multilingual Space Dictionaries

IAA Multilingual Space Dictionary

The Multilingual Space Dictionary Study Group of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) produced an homogenous system of terms covering various fields of astronautics like space science, technology, medicine, law etc.

The Dictionary comprises more than 2600 English terms translated by specialists to 20 languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian. The Dictionary is intended to help the work of scientists, engineers, translators and librarians, moreover to facilitate emergence of a new space terminology as well as the preparation of more complete aerospace dictionaries and encyclopedias in different languages. The Japanese Space Agency (ISAS/JAXA) sponsored the data base work, the Indian Space Agency (ISRO) sponsored the Indi language and the Chinese Space Agency sponsored the Chinese language. The Last Word Foundation, Budapest, Hungary developed the LWFDICT product offered for download.

  • Free of Charge Download: Version 1.2 (Windows tool, 2614 terms in 16 languages)

The number of terms and languages has been increased in the current version 2.1 available on line. Ukrainian, Gaelic, Greek, and Indonesian joined.

  • Online Access: Version 2.1 (2628 terms in 20 languages) (soon available, new link under construction)

Most of the IAA dictionaries are available for sale in hardcopy format through the IAA online shop.

Published Dictionaries and lexicons:

English-Afrikaans Dictionary of Space Terminology, published 2011, 230 pages

English-Japanese & Japanese-English, published 2010, 281 pages

English Indonesian Space Dictionary, published 2010, 139 pages

English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Russian Space Lexicon, published 2010, 664 pages

English-Irish lexicon of Scientific and Technical Space-related Terminology, published 2010, 145 pages