Google Earth users can now hear over 50 Indigenous language speakers from around the world saying simple phrases and even singing traditional songs.
The “Celebrating Indigenous Languages” project is designed to honour the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages.
When people use Google Earth, they will be able to select locations chosen by the speakers who lent their language to the program.
The seven Canadian Indigenous languages are Hul’q’umi’num, Mohawk, Inuktitut, Northern Plains Cree, Woodlands Cree, and Swampy Cree.
The project can be in the Voyageur part of Google Earth, which is an educational storytelling platform.
\The project only features 50 of the nearly 7,000 Indigenous languages worldwide so far, but Google is hoping the project will if more people are interested in adding their own languages