Local Voices, Local Views: The Languages of Africa


Track: Trade Secrets | C7 |
This session will have a live Q&A at the end. Once the recording is finished, please return to the Jujama agenda to access the Q&A.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 11:45am – 12:30pm
Held in: Jujama
Presenters:
Fasil Bogale - CLEAR Global / Translators without Borders 
Habiba Garba - CLEAR Global / Translators without Borders 
Mohomodou Houssouba - Songhay.org 
Paul Warambo - CLEAR Global / Translators without Borders
Moderator: Manuela Noske

In this presentation, we will concentrate on local language experts and the languages that they work with. They will each give an overview of the language spread and distribution; uses of these languages on social media, in business, and in personal interaction; standardization; and translator resource availability. The areas and languages covered will be:

  • Mali: Songhai (Sahel zone), Fulfulde, and Bambara
  • Nigeria: Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba
  • East Africa: Swahili variants including Sheng
  • Ethiopia: Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya