African Languages

Nigerian Language Advocates Seek Inclusion of African Languages in Tech Devices

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ABUJA, NIGERIA — Voice-activated virtual assistant technologies, such as Siri and Alexa, are becoming increasingly common around the world, but in Africa, with its many languages, most people are at a digital disadvantage. To address the problem, some African researchers are creating translation tools to recognize and promote indigenous languages, such as Yoruba.

Yoruba language teacher Oluwafemi Awosanya resumes a…