The CRCL Munda Languages Project collects and creates research and reference resources for the Munda branch of the Austroasiatic language family.  The smaller subgroup of the Austroasiatic stock (Mon-Khmer is the other), the 23-odd Munda languages are of great antiquity and linguistic interest.

Focal points of the project are:

the Munda languages database, which preserves and freely distributes language reference materials, including phonetic transcription, glosses, and citations.
the Munda etymological dictionary, which provides an on-line hierarchical reference that puts the data in context. 

The Munda project reuses the legacy software infrastructure we developed for the Mon-Khmer Languages Project (CRCL / NEH 2007-2011).  In due course all data will be migrated to a planned Asia-Pacific Linguistic Data Warehouse, which will provide additional functionality. 

Map: Gregory Anderson 'The Munda Verb: Typological Perspectives' (p. 7). 2007 Mouton de Gruyter website

This project owes a great debt to the Munda Lexical Archive (Donegan & Stampe 2004) of the University of Hawai'i.  The MLA makes a considerable collection of lexicons and comparative work available, including material from the University of Chicago Munda Languages Project (Zide 1962-1965).  Still incomplete, Stampe and Donegan invested a tremendous amount of effort in digitizing and merging standalone works, and identifying and cross-referencing all morphemes.  (Note that another Munda Languages Project is underway at the Living Tongues Institute, with a particular focus on "talking dictionaries" for Remo (Bonda), Ho, and Sora.)  
CRCL is very pleased to collaborate with Paul Sidwell and the ANU on the Proto-Austroasiatic Lexicon Project, and gratefully acknowledges ARC-funded support of the project (Sidwell / ARC 2012-2016).  The project will result in complete reconstructions for proto-Austroasiatic as well as all branches and sub-branches (Sidwell), and an AA languages website with gold-standard comparative datasets (CRCL).