https://www.duolingo.com/FLB1993

New Languages

What is the process for adding new languages to the incubator? I've applied multiple times but heard nothing back.

We've got languages like High Valyrian and Klingon being added while many European languages like Icelandic, Finnish, Belarussian, Croatian, Bulgarian etc are all ignored.

There are currently only 3 languages in the incubator (2 of which are at over 90%) so can we add some more real languages now, like the ones listed above?

10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose
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Yes, agreed, I also vote for Afrikaans.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leCommune

I voted I also for Afrikaans, it's taking forever.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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To clearify you mean 3 languages for English speakers, right? (Actually it’s 5 because we have Yiddish for English and Haitian Creole for English lurking in the shadows). Anyway I really think we should add more African languages (Zulu, Afrikaans, Twi and Amharic are the ones I’ll learn in a heartbeat) and Thai but if we’re voting for European languages then I’d like to see Icelandic, Faroese, Croatian, Estonian and Armenian.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noabji
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I would like to see Gujarati

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fallingleaf_271

I totally agree with adding more languages. I think Duolingo kind of has their hands full right now with Hindi, Arabic, Indonesian, and a handful of others that have not been started yet. However, I think Duolingo will add more languages eventually, even if it takes them awhile

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Volk_
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I really love slavic languages, and a Serbian course would be great.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpecializedGRU

In general, Duolingo has very great sources for learning Spanish, German, French, and some good resources for Portuguese, and other language but when it comes to languages like Russian, Hebrew, or any other non major language it often doesn't get too much attention we need people like us to make it so we need to find those who are willing to make it. And push hard for it so that Duolingo can not ignore it any longer.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LolaArchibald

Agree, I was so disapointed when there was no Finnish offered.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxvan.
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So you wanna know the process of adding a language? Well this is how I think they add a language:

First check this out: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194 if the language you want to add appears there it will have more chance to be added, furthermore, that post has influence in Duolingo, it means that if one of those languages get a lot of upvotes, then they will consider to add it to the incubator.

Besides that, there are more factors that affect that desicion, for example: How many people will take advantage of that course for his own good?, how much demand will it have?, Is it possible to make? I mean in relation to its difficulty, etc.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Coriander18
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I would like to see Urdu. I teach English to Urdu speakers who need English before they can apply for Citizenship. I would like to be able to understand what they are saying. Apparently it's very similar to Hindi, but in another script, so could it be adapted from the Hindi already in Beta? Just with different script. Also then I could get the class to have a go on Duo Lingo too. It would check out whether they know the English properly!.

4 months ago
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