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C : Committee Member
D : Word Detective
M : Social Media
S : Spokesperson
W : Webmaster

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To stay apprised of our recent activity, plans, and updates, please visit and "Watch" our GitHub repository. Please feel free to join that community and start new Discussions and Issues and participate in the conversation. That is the mechanism by which changes to our dictionary are made. All are welcome to join the conversation!

To provide feedback, please use the GitHub Discussion above or please email us at or leave a comment below. We love and welcome feedback of all types so please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns or suggestions or other comments.


This website is an effort to create an online Palau language portal containing many resources including a Palauan-English dictionary which can be used to look up words as well as to help learn the grammar rules. It is intended to help Palauans learn English, to help foreigners learn Palauan, and to create an online repository of the Palauan language stored in the cloud to ensure longevity. is very proud to be approved by and sponsored by the Palau Language Commission (PLC) as of July 14, 2015. Established in 2009 by President Toribiong and as ratified by the Senate, the PLC is the official body responsible for maintaining and defining the Palauan Language and its orthography. In 2012, the PLC declared that it adopted the grammar and orthography as defined by Dr. Lewis S. Josephs and Mr. Masa-Aki N. Emesiochl and described in their most recent 1990 dictionary and 1997 grammar handbooks. Accordingly, follows these conventions as accurately as we can. Please report any errors so that we might continue to adhere to the official standards.

Any and all help, comments, and suggestions are appreciated: Here is a link to update the databases through your browser, Update DB, although you will need to request an access code first. Sulang!

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