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Zulu Is Coming To Duolingo!

Everyone’s favorite language app is now teaching Swahili, Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn announced on stage at the Design Indaba conference. Added to that, Zulu will be the next African language available, he told the cheering crowd in Cape Town.

Swahili launched on Friday (Mar.3) Ahn told Quartz. The launch date for the Zulu platform is not yet certain, but it is already in development he added.

https://qz.com/924100/you-can-now-learn-two-of-africas-most-widely-spoken-languages-on-an-app/

I wasn't aware of this. There will be two African languages! I'm curious to how long until it is in the Incubator, but nevertheless I'm excited for it!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

How cool! More African languages please

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macwaz

Please we also want IsiXhosa!!! This app is amazing and it could really add so much value to our country if we could all understand one another a little better

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FattigJente
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It’s been a year and no sign.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blippie1

im waiting too!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hackneyduo

That's cool. Zulu is making me remember Michael Caine in Rorke's Drift right now!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolMicheal
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I'm hoping for Amharic but this is great news!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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So am I! Still, with each new ""major"" African language added, we get a little bit closer to having Amharic!

ተስፋዬን አልተወውም!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConradTiedeman
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Hopefully Somali and Hausa will be considered in the future.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Yes! African languages are very interesting and the more of them the merrier.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

I know, I'm so excited!!
I'm happy that Duolingo is getting more African languages :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nerdbirdnu
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When?!?!?!?!?!?!?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kudu.

yes please!

This is going to be so popular here.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotPearl

That's so cool!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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Fantastic news, I hope we see several more African languages on Duolingo in the next couple years. But I really hope Swahili's problems and lack of audio are taken care of soon.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer
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*Flashbacks to Rorke's Drift*

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimmohB

*Flashbacks even further to the Battle of Isandlwana*

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

Thanks for this information! I can't wait to see it in the Incubator as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwincyofKenya

Honestly I'm surprised there is no English to Arabic yet, especially considering WAY more countries and people speak Arabic. I'm not saying I want to learn Arabic, but I was just pointing that out...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

I am extremely surprised by that too. I really hope it gets added one day because so many people want to learn it.

1 year ago

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    PLEASE TELL ME WHEN ZULU IS COMING OUT!!! My friend told me I should learn this language, and it sounds really fun! Is the language really dying?

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MalieP
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    About 10 million speakers, cf. wikipedia...so no I don't think it's dying! It is a wonderful language and I also can't wait to have it on DL. If anyone is working on it, keep up the good work! If it was showing up in the incubator I'm sure some people would be happy to contribute.

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DaveBoltman

    I think the statement about Zulu coming to DuoLingo is a marketing fairy-tale, that is not true back here in the real world.

    Apart from that, DuoLingo is really great for other languages.

    Still, one can dream. Please make Zulu real on DuoLingo.

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinaLock
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    I am but a meager peasant at the foot of the mighty duolingo but perhaps Yoruba or Igbo?

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DaveBoltman

    The headline of that article says "You can now learn two of Africa’s most widely spoken languages on an app".

    That was not true then (March 2017), and is still not true now (July 2018). You cannot learn two African languages on Duolingo.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Blippie1

    Still waiting for zulu and for swahili to be updated with audio and corrections!

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/naazim
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    When is Zulu coming!!!!

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AxelPutra
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    Didn't Luis tell us back on Reddit AMA there isn't any plan to add new African Language?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wookiee925

    :D

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Admeister8

    WOW this is great!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NinaSanel

    Oh yeah- this is my favorite language

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChristopherDando
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    couldn't come soon enough

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/naazim
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    Not sure if it is coming

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/naazim
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    Yeah, why would you lie like that?

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lforbay

    Seems as Africans we will have to create our own content and apps seeing this was posted over a year ago and still no Zulu.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/naazim
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    Vele Vele, seems so....

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JuanitaMarita
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    Waiting for Zulu....when is it actually coming???

    4 weeks ago
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