Facebook, the leading social networking website, has officially launched its first Amazigh language version. Announcing this week a facility for its users to access the site in Amazigh language using Tifinagh alphabet on both desktop and mobile devices.
With this, Amazigh Facebook users can fully access the site in Tifinagh alphabet however some feature will be rolled out in phases over the next few months. Facebook said. The company currently has more than 900 million monthly active users and over 400 million mobile users worldwide, the statement said.
It is estimated that there are between 25 and 35 million speakers of Amazigh language around the world, but exact numbers are difficult to ascertain, since most North African countries do not record language data in their censuses, and many Amazigh-speaking people are hard-to-reach nomads.
To change Language Settings on Facebook
Open Facebook in your web browser. If you’re not yet logged in, you can set your home screen language by clicking on Tamazight option at the bottom of the page:
Alternatively, you can also change the language by going to the Account page and clicking on the setting tab. Simply select Tamazight from the language Settings menu and then refresh your page to apply your new settings.