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Amara is delighted to announce a new partnership with Taghreedat, the largest Arabic-language crowdsourcing project in the MENA region, with more than 9,000 translators, editors and writers (check out their Wikipedia page).

This new collaboration will bring many new Arabic translators to the Amara community, greatly strengthening our ability to bring the most important videos in the world– in education, news, politics, and more– into Arabic. Members of Taghreedat will be joining our volunteer communities and using Amara’s platform to manage their own projects. Many Taghreedat members have already worked with Amara through our shared partners, including TED, Khan Academy, Google, and Twitter.

In addition, Taghreedat will be working right away to fully localize the Amara.org interface into Arabic, which will greatly expand participation. We are currently only 40% translated but that will be changing fast — you can check out Amara’s localization progress and dive in on any languages you speak.

If you are interested in participating in Taghreedat’s Amara Arabic localization project, you can join by visiting this page. Taghreedat and Amara will also soon be providing online guides for Arab users on how to best use Amara.

Read our joint announcement about the partnership for more info.

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