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Cherokee Language Now Added to Google Search

Google.com now support Cherokee (???) as an interface language — a combined effort of the Google and the Cherokee Nation staff and community members.

You can now select Cherokee as your default from the Language Tools page (available from the right of the search box), and the entire Google interface will transform into Cherokee.

Also included an on-screen Cherokee keyboard on the search page through the Google Virtual Keyboard API. This makes it easier for people to search web content in Cherokee without a physical Cherokee keyboard. To access the keyboard, simply click the icon at the right side of the search box.

Cherokee: Virtual Keyboard

Cherokee is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people. The Cherokee syllabary writing system was developed by Sequoyah in the early 19th century.[…]Today, Cherokee is spoken mostly in the states of Oklahoma and North Carolina. (The Cherokee Nation is the sovereign operating government of the Cherokee people. It is a federally recognized tribe of more than 300,000 Cherokee citizens, with its capital located in Tahlequah, Okla. To learn more, please visit www.cherokee.org.)

Google.com in Cherokee

With the addition of Cherokee, Google Search is now available in 146 interface languages–and the list is growing.

If you speak an endangered language that you would like us to support, please sign up for Google in Your Language and submit community translations.


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