About APLO

Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) is a regional linguistics olympiad with the aim of escalating attention to language and linguistics in the Asia Pacific region. It is similar to the International Linguistics Olympiad in spirit, and the nature and style of the problems. The APLO began in 2019 and is held in March every year.

The Second APLO was held on September 27, 2020, simultaneously in 6 official countries/regions, and between September 27 and October 26, 2020, in 5 guest countries. You can find the results here and the problems here.

The upcoming APLO will be held in March 2021.

See our latest response to COVID-19
here.

APLO is not a contest where students from different countries physically meet in one place to participate in the competitions. Instead, all contestants will compete in their home country on the same day.

APLO Board

Minkyu Kim

General Co-Chair

General Chair of Korea Linguistics Olympiad (KLO) and Local Organizing Chair of IOL 2019 Yongin

Monojit Choudhury

General Co-Chair

General Chair of Panini Linguistics Olympiad (PLO) and Local Organizing Chair of IOL 2016 Mysore

Shu-Kai Hsieh

Board Member
Team Leader of Taiwan and Organizer of Taiwan Olympiad in Linguistics

Suhaimi Ramly

Board Member
​Vice Chair of Malaysian Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Simona Klemenčič

Board Member
Public Relations Chair and Board Member of IOL, Team Leader of Slovenia

Rujul Gandhi

Board Member

Jury Chair of APLO (2020)

Local Organizers

Bangladesh

The Linguistics Society of Bangladesh

Person of Contact: Mohammad Salim Miah

China

International Teenager competition and Communication Center (Beijing Infinite Education Inc.)
Person of Contact: Yili

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics
Person of Contact: Huang Chu-Ren

India

IIIT Hyderabad
Person of Contact: Monojit Choudhury

Japan

​IOLing Japan
Person of Contact: Nathan Takeru Matsuo Somers

Malaysia

Malaysian Computational Thinking Association
Person of Contact: Suhaimi Ramly

Nepal

Language Technology Kendra
Person of Contact: Bal Krishna Bal

Republic of Korea

HK Semiosis Research Center
Person of Contact: Minkyu Kim

Taiwan

Linguistics Society of Taiwan
Person of Contact: Shu-Kai Hsi eh

Ukraine

Ukrainian Olympiads in Linguistics
Person of Contact: Danylo Mysak

Uzbekistan

International Contests and Competitions “WORLD WINNER”

Person of Contact: Sabina Ismatillaeva

Vietnam

Research Institute of Creative Education

Person of Contact: Nguyen Hoang Giang