Google Maps now speaks isiZulu and Afrikaans - just very badly
isiZulu and Afrikaans are now available on its Maps application, Google announced in a blog post on Tuesday, bringing the application to roughly 18 million South Africans in their home language.
11.6 million South Africans speak isiZulu and 6.85 million Afrikaans, according to data from the Census 2011.
Google Maps was previously only available in English in South Africa.
But the language additions will take some getting used to. The voice assistant struggle pronouncing words and constructing basic sentences, initial testing by Business Insider South Africa found.
|Google Maps now speaks isiZulu and Afrikaans - just very badly
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