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File:Onkosh logo.JPG
File:Onkosh homepage.jpg
The Onkosh homepage in Firefox
URL www.onkosh.com
Commercial? yes
Type of site Search Engine
Available language(s) Arabic, English
Owner Orascom Telecom
Created by Heba Matta

Onkosh (Arabic: أنكش‎) is an Orascom Telecom product that functions as a search portal for the Arabic Web. Onkosh was launched in September 2007.

Onkosh understands the Arabic language and utilizes advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to ensure that the best Arabic results for search queries are received. It offers services that aid the ease of Arabic search such as the virtual keyboard and another unique feature called Bel-3araby, which is used to search for Arabic using English characters and popular character replacements like "3" for "ع" and "7" for "ح".

Onkosh provides the following search sections :

Web Search - Search through the Arabic web and some English and French content.
Image Search - A comprehensive Image Search service built upon Picsearch
Blog Search - Searches through all Arabic and Arab-related blogs. Has a popular videos section that display the top videos shared by bloggers.
File Search - Searches for multimedia files like music, videos, wallpapers and ringtones.
Forum - Searches through popular Arabic forums
News - Arabic news aggregator that displays news from the top Arabic news sites.
Directory Search - Directory listing based upon the Arabic Open Directory.

Onkosh.mobi is a tailored version of Onkosh designed specifically for mobiles.


Daily News Egypt[1]

Trade Arabia[2]

Washington Bureau[3]


External links

  1. Onkosh Homepage
  2. Orascom Telecomar:أنكش

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