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Google looking to add Swahili, Igbo, Zulu to Translate roster

Google is looking to add a number of African languages, including Hausa, Igbo, Zulu and Swahili to Google Translate.

A post on Google Africa’s Google+ page shows that it’s looking for volunteers to help out with the translation.

That’s an indication that they could soon join the 71 other languages currently supported by Google Translate.

Google Africa Translate

Anyone volunteering to get involved in the translation is directed to another page where they’re asked to rate an existing translation from English to the language concerned on a scale ranging from “poor” to “excellent”.

Google Translate

The feature seems a little buggy at the moment but shows some serious promise. If Google wants a few more translators in some of these areas it might need to accelerate its whitespace and loon projects.

Author | Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter

Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again. More
  • concerned digital citizen

    this is a non-article. not worth the time to write or more importantly read

  • brok3news

    Perhaps not for you. Although you seem to have spent the time reading and commenting on it, dimwit

  • its good sometimes when you don’t have any thing to say don’t comment

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