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Saturday, October 31 2009

               Google Luganda
The leading search engine which made eleven years last month has gone a step further and introduced a Luganda version on top of the Swahili version. On logging on to www.google.co.ug which by default shows up in English, you will notice an option for you to switch to Luganda or Swahili.

On getting to the Luganda screen, words like Omukutu, Ebifaananyi, Ebibina, Endagiriro are the ones to welcome you. We also learnt the Luganda version for "Search Settings" which was Okwerobooza.

When it comes to a query, you will insert you phrase like you normally do in the English version and then click Nonya which I think could have been Noonya to make it sound more Lugandan. This is to further confirm how Google Inc is committed to get services closer to the people.

A few months back they partnered with MTN to provide small ad services with the help of the mobile phone through the Google Trader and now the introduction of the search engine in Luganda makes it even better. Way to go Eric !

Related: Google Launches SMS Service in Uganda

Posted by: uowd AT 06:52 am   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Thanks for all you do so tjhat we get what we want.
Posted by Buyinza Daniel on 11/11/2009 - 06:11 PM
we had a problem explaining to the local people how to access internet which is not in there language but now we gona make them understand with google and other luganda websites am contented we can make it to the natives even vire phones not only computers.surfing wil be more fun as more ugandans will join the community in a short time
Posted by great to hear that on 17/02/2010 - 10:51 AM
good
Posted by nanksvanesssa on 01/09/2010 - 06:09 PM

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