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by Stephen Logan on 23rd March 2010
Google has announced that it has now added Haitian Kreyol as a language to its search engine.
Writing for the brand’s official blog on behalf of the Internationalisation Team, engineering recruiting coordinator Christine Multidor notes that the language is spoken by more than 10 million people in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
As a result, users visiting Google’s Haitian homepage can now carry out searches in English, French or Kreyol.
Ms Multidor continues: "We previously added support for Haitian Kreyol to Google Translate and we are happy that Google search can now be used by the Haitian people in their native language."
She adds that following the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this year, the internet has become an important way for survivors to search for news and information.
In related language news, Xavier deMorales recently wrote on Google’s Webmaster Central Blog that firms should avoid side-by-side translations on their web pages if they want to make the most of their SEO services.