Online interactive dictionary of Tuchola Region local dialect

Regional dialect online dictionary of Tuchola Forest region

The project is first-ever web dictionary of Tuchola Forest regional dialect.
Words in the dictionary are translated from regional dialect to Polish language.

The project is community-driven.
The main goal is to protect and preserve endangered local dialect which is an important and integral part of the local cultural heritage.

The dictionary is part of the 'Discover Tuchola Forest' project but technically is designed as separate project, made from scratch with the dedicated engine.

Main features of the dictionary:

Every day there's a word of a day published and shared on social media.

We've over 2000 words in the dictionary right now and thanks to the community support this number is still increasing.


Web application is written in PHP which is core technology used in this project.
PHP with relational database were used to build dynamic and responsive dictionary website with secured, role-based admin panel.
The words and sentences are accessed via REST API and the presentation layer was made mostly with Bootstrap, jQuery and DataTables.
The application is integrated with external services (such as social media) and has REST API available allowing other services to integrate with it.

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