Kamusi participates in expert meetings with UNESCO and the organizations they have brought together for their initiative on Multilingualism 👅👅👅 in Cyberspace. In their words:
Language constitutes the foundation of communication and is fundamental to cultural and historical heritage.
Increasingly, information and 🎓 knowledge are key determinants of wealth creation, social transformation and human development. Language is the primary vector for communicating 🎓 knowledge and traditions, thus the opportunity to use one’s language on 🌎 global information networks such as the Internet will determine the extent to which one can participate in emerging 🎓 knowledge societies.
However thousands of languages 🌍 worldwide are absent from Internet content and there are no tools for creating or translating information into these excluded tongues. The way how one accesses Internet sites through domain names is also pincipally limited to the use of Latin script.
Huge sections of the 🌍 world’s population are thus constrained in enjoying the full benefits of technological advances and obtaining information essential to their wellbeing and development. Unchecked, this will contribute to a loss of cultural diversity on information networks and a widening of existing socio-economic inequalities.
By supporting the development of 👅👅👅 multilingual cyberspace, UNESCO promotes wider and more equitable access to information networks and at the same time offers possibilities through ICT for the preservation of 👅🔫 endangered languages.
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
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