PanLex Data License

PanLex is a project of The Long Now Foundation, and provides CSV and JSON snapshots of the PanLex Database, PanLex Lite, and the PanLex Swadesh Lists (“the Data”) under the CC0 1.0 Universal License. You can copy, modify, and distribute the Data, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

When using PanLex data or referring to PanLex, please cite either the website ( or the following paper:

Kamholz, David, Jonathan Pool, and Susan M. Colowick. 2014. PanLex: Building a Resource for Panlingual Lexical Translation. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014).

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