IndicCorp has been developed by discovering and scraping thousands of web sources - primarily news, magazines and books, over a duration of several months.

IndicCorp is one of the largest publicly-available corpora for Indian languages. It has also been used to train our released models which have obtained state-of-the-art performance on many tasks.

Corpus Format

The corpus is a single large text file containing one sentence per line. The publicly released version is randomly shuffled, untokenized and deduplicated.


Language # News Articles* Sentences Tokens Link
as 0.60M 1.39M 32.6M link
bn 3.83M 39.9M 836M link
en 3.49M 54.3M 1.22B link
gu 2.63M 41.1M 719M link
hi 4.95M 63.1M 1.86B link
kn 3.76M 53.3M 713M link
ml 4.75M 50.2M 721M link
mr 2.31M 34.0M 551M link
or 0.69M 6.94M 107M link
pa 2.64M 29.2M 773M link
ta 4.41M 31.5M 582M link
te 3.98M 47.9M 674M link

* Excluding articles obtained from the OSCAR corpus

Processing Corpus

For processing the corpus into other forms (tokenized, transliterated etc.), you can use the indicnlp library. As an example, the following code snippet can be used to tokenize the corpus:

from indicnlp.tokenize.indic_tokenize import trivial_tokenize
from indicnlp.normalize.indic_normalize import IndicNormalizerFactory

lang = 'kn'
input_path = 'kn'
output_path = 'kn.tok.txt'

normalizer_factory = IndicNormalizerFactory()
normalizer = normalizer_factory.get_normalizer(lang)

def process_sent(sent):
    normalized = normalizer.normalize(sent)
    processed = ' '.join(trivial_tokenize(normalized, lang))
    return processed

with open(input_path, 'r', encoding='utf-8') as in_fp,\
	 open(output_path, 'w', encoding='utf-8') as out_fp:
    for line in in_fp.readlines():
        sent = line.rstrip('\n')
        toksent = process_sent(sent)


If you are using IndicGLUE, please cite the following article:

    title={{IndicNLPSuite: Monolingual Corpora, Evaluation Benchmarks and Pre-trained Multilingual Language Models for Indian Languages}},
    author={Divyanshu Kakwani and Anoop Kunchukuttan and Satish Golla and Gokul N.C. and Avik Bhattacharyya and Mitesh M. Khapra and Pratyush Kumar},
    booktitle={Findings of EMNLP},


Creative Commons License

IndicCorp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.