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Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 11:18 PM

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Add Nyankole and Luganda languages for Tembele, an Oscar submission

Tembele (2022), Uganda's submission for the 2023 International Feature Oscar, is in Swahili, Nyankole, and Luganda, according to the director. However, I could not add the latter two. I was especially surprised to find Luganda, the most widely spoken language in Uganda with millions of speakers, wasn't available. The name for Nyankole seems to vary a lot, with alternatives including "Nyankore", "Runyankole", "Runyankore", and "Nkore", but "Nyankole" is the one used by the Library of Congress and SIL. (These sources give "Ganda" for the other language, but "Luganda" is more common as far as I can tell.) Please make them available.

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I was especially surprised to find Luganda, the most widely spoken language in Uganda with millions of speakers, wasn't available.

It appears there is a ticket for it already for a year: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/language-addition-urgently-needed/61691cb5203b6a57f4141389

This language was requested later, and was added within 6 months: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/please-add-oromo-as-a-language-option/61e4f20b9ae52c4a67501659

I wonder how they decide what to add and what to wait for years.