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Austin speaks up to help
Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
Last week, the city put out a call for translators to help in aiding Harvey survivors. And, apparently, Austin is great place to look for that kind of help. According to a Facebook post from Mayor Steve Adler, about 2,000 of you signed up to help in translating “Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahdini, Bambara, Bangla/Bengali, Bisaya, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Creole, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi/Persian, Finnish, French, Fulani, German, Gikuyu, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Konkani, Kannada, Karen, Karenni, Kinyarwanda, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Kurmanji, Laotian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Potwari, Pular, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Shanghai, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog/Filipino, Taiwanese, Tamil, Teddim, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Visayan, Wu, Yoruba, and Zomi (Tedim Chin).”
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