Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO has added Hausa language, Fula, and two others, Maltese and Corsican to Facebook last october 2016, which makes now Facebook available in more than 100 languages.
Zuckerberg hace announced this expressing optimism that the addition has halted the disappearance of some of the added languages.
“Facebook is now available in more than 100 languages — with more than one billion people using a language other than English! Today we added Fula, Maltese and Corsican, said Mark…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.
The Fula language is spoken in many parts of Africa by more than 23 ethnic group.
Recall that Zuckerberg has visited Nigeria on August 30th 2016 where he met with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria’s city, pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook.
“So thanks to everyone in our community for helping us hit this milestone of 100 languages! We’ll keep working to open up our community to everyone – no matter where they live or what language they speak.” he declared.
By this words, Mark Zuckerberg also reiterated this resolve to make the platform network available to people no matter where they are on the globe.