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A grassroots Natural Language Processing (NLP) community for Africa, by Africans.
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They have build a first translation system from English into six African languages. translate.masakhane.io

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African languages to get more bespoke scientific terms nature.com/articles/d41586-021

"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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