Up for an African Language on duolingo? We need your help!
Our team would like to teach our Bàsàa language to as many people as possible. Bàsàa is among the 249 Cameroonian Languages. With duolingo we can teach you Bàsàa completely free of charge!
We submitted an incubator request for what we believe will be the first African Language on duolingo.
Our team is waiting for approval. Our goal is to first teach Bàsàa to French speakers, later on, teach Bàsàa to English speakers.
Please support our Bàsàa language:
- Make a search for suggestions on Bàsàa - Add your vote - Add your comments to those existing posts
Your support will make the request more popular and push its approval.
Thank you in advance,
An African language would be great! There seems to be a lot of European languages, so it would be nice to learn some other languages for a change. I'm surprised Swahili hasn't appeared in the Incubator yet.
Good Luck. Sorry that I can't be of much help as I never heard of it before.
I think Duolingo should have had Swahili, Afrikaans and Zulu at the very least, being the most well-known (I think) African languages.
Never heard about Bàsàà, it sounds great. Hope your application will be accepted ASAP :-)
Best of luck! I hope it goes through. I would very much like to know how African languages are structured, and how the words are pronounced.
i would very much like swahili as well. It is a level 1 for english speakers and also a critical language.
Good luck!! I definitely think that having some African languages represented is a great idea!
It's a great idea and I'd welcome an African language coming into the incubator, but having looked up "Bàsàà" I found no Wikipedia article, only a couple sparse references to "wh- and particle structures with Bàsàà" (whatever that means). I'm all for minority languages, but I think a major African language (Swahili comes to mind) would be a bigger priority than one spoken by only several dozen or a couple hundred people in the world.
It has different orthography try Bassa, Basaa you will find it throughout West, Center and Southern Africa. Regarding your comment on major and minor African language, may I recommend this research paper by John Mugane titled Learning How to Learn Languages: The Teaching & Learning of African Languages.
I found it under 'Basaa', thanks! 300,000 speakers definitely makes it seem more plausible. Good luck!
given that's yet another language I'll eventually learn (I'm learning all languages one by one, starting with Spanish, so why not add Basaa) I will happily support this. I give you a lingot and a upvote.
I like the idea of an African language but would like to know more about this language. Basically, I like to make informed decisions. So I have more questions than remarks. Why do you think it is the best choice? Widely used? Is it a entry-level language to African languages? Is is associated with a good place to visit? Is Cameroon in need of translation services to participate in the world economy? Thank you for asking.