New Lingua Proposal

Global Voices Lingua amplifies Global Voices stories in languages other than English with the help of an international community of volunteer translators. It opens the line of communication with non-English speaking bloggers and readers of Global Voices by translating content into other languages. Check more about Lingua:

Currently, we have Lingua sites in the following languages:

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Aymara, Bangla, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Odia, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Odia, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tetun, Turkish, Urdu.

If your language is listed above, please check the application form on the websites to join as a volunteer. Find them through the link below:


If your language is NOT listed above, and you are interested in creating a new site, please visit these pages to learn more about what the process entails:

If you are interested in starting a new Lingua site in your language, please use this application form to contact us.

Thank you for your interest in GV Lingua!

Language of the site you want to create *
Please check to make sure it is not listed above.
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Why do you want to create a Global Voices site in your language? *
Please provide your personal expression of interest, as well as why you think it would be important to have a Lingua site in your language in a social context.
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About your language
What is the current state of your language? *
Please let us know about the number of speakers, the current state of the language online, written alphabet, technical support for the language (i.e. keyboard), consensus on how it is written, etc.
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Do you already have a team of people interested in joining you? If so, how many people? *
We welcome people interested in translating, writing, helping with management and social media, both on a professional and amateur level. If you don't have a team ready, we will let you know later if we have more people interested in creating the site, as it is a team effort.
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Please list their names and contact details. *
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What do you think will motivate volunteers to join the project? *
For example: Is volunteering popular in your country? Is Global Voices known?
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What challenges do you anticipate having when bringing Global Voices to your language? *
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Who do you think will be the main audience of Global Voices in your language? *
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About you
Your name *
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Your email *
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Where do you live? *
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What do you do for a living? *
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Please give us links to your presence on social networks *
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What is your experience with translation? *
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What is your experience with managing volunteer communities? *
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How many hours a week would you be able to commit to this project? *
After the website is up and running, you would need at least one hour a day to keep it going. Sites with large communities demand more of Translation Managers!
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What is your current Internet situation? *
Example: you have access to the Internet at home, at work only, etc.
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Can you commit to the translation manager role for at least 6 months? *
Volunteer Translation Managers are in charge of overseeing the reviewing and publishing of translations, recruiting, community management, and regular communication with the Lingua team, as well as marketing the translations and the site.
If you are committed to being a translation manager, do you know people who can help with the following? *
If you are not committed to being a translation manager, and you are not able to recruit a team to help build the site, we will let you know when we have other applicants :)
When can your start? *
We anticipate at least three months of preparation before launch.
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