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Asian/African languages

I love Duolingo and I am learning so many new things, but i think that it needs some languages from other parts of the world besides Europe. So, if there is anyone out there who can speak English and a Non-European language, it would be great if you could get it to Duolingo. Arabic, Cantonese, Hebrew, Japanese, Turkish, Swahili, Somali, Africaans, Tagalog, Amharic, etc.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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A number of Asian languages courses are already on their way. If there is an English from language X course they will make a language X from English course once the first one makes it out of beta.

So courses teaching Chinese, Japanese, Arabic , Indonesian, Hindi and many others will (eventually) be available.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starspark_bianca

Definitely on board with this idea, particularly the African language lessons, which are hard to find online. So far, I've found mostly Zulu and Swahili.

I'm looking forward to a Duolingo that teaches ALL the major languages of the world. :) It will come, one day someday.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spoons_of_fire

i know a single offensive phrase in somali. I'd like to learn more

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Lol already trying to get in trouble ey mate? Go read the thingies I sent you and pick up a Timed Practice from the Lingot store (Home tab) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gedren56

Yes! Tagalog please!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomigaoka

definitely agree with what you wrote!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chandrani0

great idea!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turkeysock
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Afrikaans is originally a European language. Hopefully, if something like isiXhosa gets here, that would be great, but I'm waiting for Arabic.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonahueMJ

More languages would be great! I did want to comment however, that French is spoken by many countries in Africa and Caribbean.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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Since Afrikaans comes from Dutch, I'd be really curious to know if it's considered as a "non-European language"... Any native speakers? (or just linguists?)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shlapper
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Geographically, it is an African language that came about from the Dutch spoken in Southern Africa. Linguistically, it is a European language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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Thanks :)

3 years ago