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African intellectuals must do for their languages and cultures what all other intellectuals in history have done for theirs.

- Ngugi wa Thiong'o

MOTIVATION

Africa is one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world – a continent rich in languages and traditional knowledge.

Despite this, African languages are barely represented in technology and research.

Currently, there are various effort to restore this balance, however, it is not easy to find them, until now!

OUR MISSION

Lanfrica aims to mitigate the difficulty encountered in the discovery of African language resources by creating a centralised hub.

If, for example, you’re looking for natural language processing datasets in a particular African language, Lanfrica will point you to the different archives on the web that have such datasets in the language.

OUR VISION

Lanfrica is a language-focused search engine that makes it fast and easy to find information on the Internet about resources relating to African languages. We aim to catalogue and connect all African language resources, one record at a time.