Kabod Call For Blogs And Articles

The field of Knowledge Management is not well known in Africa, particularly in the Sub-Saharan region. The low level of knowledge sharing among African professionals negatively influences innovation and global competitiveness. For this reason, Kabod, envisions becoming the thought leader and one-stop platform where language professionals would exchange best practices and find timely, concise, comprehensive, …

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A Machine Translation Software For African Languages By An African

Machine Translation (MT) is a computational linguistics and language engineering technique that uses software to translate text/speech from one language to another. This occurs by feeding a text to a computer algorithm that translates it automatically into another language. There is no human intervention in the translation process. The machine does the translation by simply …

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Multilingualism Week Conference 2022

BACKGROUND Multilingualism Week Celebration began as  the International Translation Day in Ghana in 2017 at the Ghana Institute of Languages. A students’ initiative that sought to bring together language enthusiasts—students, lecturers and professionals to discuss topics related to the language industry. This initiative was birthed with the aim of broadening the perspectives of students of …

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5 Reasons Why Budding Translators Must Volunteer

People volunteer everywhere, every single day, in all domains. It is estimated that over 1 billion people volunteer worldwide.  People volunteer for several reasons, but there is one overarching element for everyone — service. The beauty of volunteering is that it is a selfless act that brings joy and fulfilment. As a budding language professional, …

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Most African Indigenous Languages are on the Brink of becoming Extinct by 2100

Culturally distinct ethnic groups whose members are directly descended from the earliest known inhabitants of a particular geographic region and, to some extent, maintain the language and culture of those original peoples are defined as indigenous. Among indigenous peoples are the Mayas, Lakota, Pygmies of Central Africa, the Maasai tribe from East Africa, the Berbers …

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5 Strategies that African Publishers can use to promote African Languages more effectively

The role of a publisher in the dissemination of thought cannot be overemphasised, and the immortalization of one’s literary work is a dream of every writer. For a second, just imagine the inexistence of a publisher: knowledge would have been a scarce commodity. Publishers are not just business gurus, but important agents of change who …

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4 Critical Reasons Why Every African Must Know Their Native Language Now

Language is defined as a structured system of communication. In communicating, we have the opportunity to express our feelings, thoughts, ideas, etc. More than just communicating; language and culture have an almost unbreakable and intricate bond. As we know, language is always linked to a group of people. This explains the notion that to better …

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