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Google Africa, along with Google Translate, "a free automatic language translation service by Google," are requesting help in evaluating Hausa <-> English translations with the aim of providing free online translation for Hausa. See: http://goo.gl/F0QL8N (which points to https://translate.google.com/about/intl/en_ALL/volunteer/hausa.html ). Basically users are asked to evaluate translations of phrases - English to Hausa and Hausa to English. Even without much knowledge of the language, one can see that many translations are rough. There also seems to be inconsistent use of the "hooked" consonants (reflecting perhaps use on some websites), though that could presumably be corrected later. Hausa is one of 5 African languages (also including Igbo, Yoruba, Somali, and Zulu) that are currently being worked on by Google Translate. For background, see the brief article in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/29/google-translate-african-languages Don Osborn وَنَّنْ وَسِيقَر ايمٰيلثٰي دَغَ عيثهَوسا إندَ ذَاعَثيغَبادَحِرَ غَمٰدَحَرشٰدَالعَدو دَ تَاريخِ دَسَرَن لَمورا نَ حَوسَوا دَ مَقوَبتَنسو Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu. --