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The Kyrgyz language is officially included to the Google Translate service

Today happened something that Kyrgyz people waited for a long time - Kyrgyz language was included to the popular Google Translate service. Service has more than a million Kyrgyz phrases and more than 3.5 million words.

Work on the project began in 2014 and ended in almost two years. "It is the merit of all volunteers who participated in the project, who translated phrases. We only coordinated their work, encouraged them. But they did most of the work. We conducted events like Kyrgyz Translate, in which more than 700 people participated. I think this is a first major success of the volunteer movement in Kyrgyzstan ", - said K-News head of public fund "Bizdin Muras" Chorobek Saadanbekov.

 

According to him, this is a big step, which is intended to help many Kyrgyz citizens to receive the necessary information on the World Wide Web.

"Now our whole life passes in the Internet, but some of our compatriots, who did not speak Russian or English, could not get the information. Now they can go to any website and translate it. Of course, the level is not professional interpreter’s, but the service is for the people to get necessary information quickly, "- said Chorobek Saadanbekov.

He also noted that the service will help with translations and documentation. "Now, as you know, paperwork translated into Kyrgyz language. With the service you can translate documents in dozens of times faster. Previously, it was necessary to hire an interpreter each time, and now it's not necessary, "- said the activist. According Chorobek Saadanbekov, a great contribution to the implementation of Google Translate Kyrgyz Service contributed the students of the Kyrgyz-Turkish University "Manas". "Most of the volunteers - students of this university. For this, we are very grateful to them. Still, I want to say thank you Tilek Mamutov who raised this issue, and has done much to ensure that we liaise with project managers and to establish business contacts with them. Thanks also to the Government, which allocated funds to us and supported us, "- he stressed.