Welcome to the website of
A language, technology, and development initiative.

Bisharat* is an evolving idea based on the importance of maternal languages in sustainable development and the enormous potential of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) to benefit efforts in the area of language and development. Anticipating the gradual introduction of computers and the internet to rural communities in Africa, the current focus of Bisharat is on research, advocacy, and networking relating to use of African languages in software and web content.

This website is always in development... Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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* Arabic for "glad tidings" or "good news"

This page updated: 2007-9-2