Google Aotearoa launched

Google launched Google Aotearoa yesterday to coincide with Maori Language Week. The site specifically caters for New Zealand’s indigeneous people

Google launched Google Aotearoa yesterday to coincide with Maori Language Week. The site specifically caters for New Zealand’s indigeneous people so that they can now carry out their search in their native tongue.

A team of 29 people have been working on the translation project for the past year – more than
8750 words were translated as part of the project.

A spokeswoman for the project described teh project as a “huge resource for Maori living overseas who are raising bi-lingual children or who are developing their own proficiency”

“It is reaching young people in something that is a big part of their world. It also allows fluent and native speakers to search for their content in Maori.”

if you want to check out the new version of the site check out google.co.nz and click on the link to search in Maori.

Source: The Australian IT

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