Google Translatation service for Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba now available

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Posted by on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 9:2:56:

Google seems to have beaten a lot of web entrepreneurs in Africa by spreading the wings of their translation services into more African languages and this now includes Nigeria's major languages.

I knew about Google's online language translation service many years ago but it didn't really include languages in Nigeria even though Nigeria has a very high number of indigenous languages.

I think Google has been able to get a lot of language translation volunteers to its service and they've been able to translate a lot of words and phrases from their local meanings into English meanings and vice versa.

How Google's translation service actually works is that you can type a word in English and be able to translate it to another language such as Hausa, Igbo or even Yoruba. You can as well translate local Nigerian languages into English if you want by using their tool.

Google's translation service however is not totally complete as it may not include all the words or phrases that are used in your language but it does already have a large database containing the most commonly used words already translated.

With this new innovation, you no longer need to be asking what "bia" or "ba wo ni" means from your Igbo or Yoruba neighbour as you easily translate it.

Well, it's a good thing, now I will be able to know what that our Hausa gateman is saying even though he may think I don't hear Hausa.

Re: Google Translatation service for Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba now available Reply by Kunle on Friday January 24, 2014 at 8:11:37:

It doesn't work so well yet. Some words and phrases don't translate well yet.

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