According to Google, the new search domain for Somalia would make it easier for Somali users to access search in their preferred languages – Arabic English, and Somali. Google believes that the new domain would help people in Somalia to find locally relevant information, faster and easier.
In case you don’t know, Somali is one of the 5 major languages in Ethiopia, and one of the two languages of Djibouti, apart from its national use in Somalia and Somaliland. It is also spoken in northern Kenya and increasingly in Nairobi.
This project was part of the Google Africa community translation program, and was entirely translated by a passionate group of volunteers, native speakers, language specialists and journalists in Eastleigh estate in Nairobi.
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