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Facebook adds Hausa language to its platform



Facebook adds Hausa language to its platform

Social media giants, Facebook has added Hausa, Fula, Maltese and Corsica languages to its offering bringing the total languages available on the platform to 100.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, made this announcement Friday while expressing optimism that the addition will halt the disappearance of certain languages.

“Facebook is now available in more than 100 languages — with more than one billion people using a language other than English!

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“Today we added Fula, Maltese and Corsican. Our community makes this possible.

“Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have worked together to find the right translations for words and phrases in the Facebook interface.

“Because the idea of a “Like” in English may mean something different in Arabic or Japanese,” he said.

Recalled that, Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Nigeria some few weeks back to meet with ICT entrepreneurs and software developers in Lagos had promised to add Nigerian languages as offering services on Facebook.

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