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A grassroots Natural Language Processing (NLP) community for Africa, by Africans.

They have build a first translation system from English into six African languages.

African languages to get more bespoke scientific terms

"There’s no original isiZulu word for dinosaur. Germs are called amagciwane, but there are no separate words for viruses or bacteria. ...

A research project [of Masakhane] called Decolonise Science plans to translate 180 scientific papers from the AfricArXiv preprint server into 6 African languages: isiZulu & Northern Sotho from southern Africa; Hausa & Yoruba from West Africa; & Luganda & Amharic from East Africa."

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