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Ukraine asks Google to include Crimean Tatar language in Google Translate

Source : 112 Ukraine

More than 300,000 citizens speak the Crimean Tatar language in Ukraine
23:19, 9 December 2020

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The Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has asked Google to include the Crimean Tatar language in Google Translate. The press service of the department reported.

"The Ministry for Reintegration of  Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has turned to the Google LLC corporation with a request to include Crimean Tatar language in the Google Translate service," the message says.

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It is noted that the Crimean Tatar language is the language of one of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine and an integral element of its identity and ethnocultural integrity.

The Ministry of Education is convinced that the integration of  Crimean Tatar language into the Google Translate service will increase the number of native speakers of the Crimean Tatar language, provide favorable conditions for expanding the scope of the language, in particular, by popularizing it outside the ethnic group.

Now in Ukraine Crimean Tatar language is spoken by more than 300,000 citizens, and around the world - about 6 million, taking into account the Crimean Tatar diasporas of Turkey, Uzbekistan, Romania, and Bulgaria, as well as in small communities in the United States and Canada.

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As we reported earlier, Google Ukraine released the most popular requests of Ukrainian users in 2020. It's a top request of the year - but not in terms of numbers, but by the increasing popularity. In other words, these are rankings where the requests gained popularity the quickest; they show a spike of interest of users towards events, people, topics, and issues. 

In the passing year, Ukrainians were most obsessed with issues related to Covid-19. "Coronavirus" became the most popular search request in Google Ukraine. The top ten also includes "Coronavirus recommendations", "Coronavirus symptoms" and "quarantine in Ukraine". Besides, as the pandemic carries on, a lot of people get more and more interested in remote forms of education with the use of gadgets and computer software. People searched a lot for Google classroom and Zoom, the video conference app. Ukrainians also got increasingly interested in a local education project called "To the lesson", developed for primary and secondary schools.

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