Afrilingo – Breaking the language barrier

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Thabo OlivierA wow moment for Your Web AddiCT at the African ICT Achiever awards 2006 was meeting Thabo Olivier, Top ICT business man in Africa 2005. His company has created a mobile application called Afrilingo.

Your desire to understand and be understood in another language is now at your fingertips. It is our wish at Afrilingo that multi-lingualism be beneficial to you in all your endeavours; be they social, academic or business.

Afrilingo is here to help. It is a software program, and is available in all eleven official languages of South Africa.

The program helps the user to communicate immediately in Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, isiZulu, siSwati, isiNdebele, Xitsonga, Tshivenda. The vocabulary includes in excess of 3000 words and, together with the language module, allows you to pose hundreds of commands and requests. With regular use, sufficient knowledge of the spoken language will result in the program later being used for reference purposes only. The audio playback function assists the user with the correct pronunciation.

In true entrepreneur spirit he was demoing his mobile african langauge translation application (see image) to all seated around our table at the AFrican ICT Achiever awards 2006. I’d like to get my hands on this neat little app for your Mobile phone. Have a look at th Afrilingo website for more info. The site is very outdated so there is no news of the mobile app available ๐Ÿ™ Thabo, I know you read our blog (told me so yourself) please pop me an email.

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