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FoundLocally says Bilingualism is dead in Canada!
June 19, 2012 Calgary, AB. FoundLocally.com Media Inc, which has long been asked about making its site bi-lingual, is excited to announce that it has added omni-lingual translation to all its websites. Statistics Canada says there are almost as many non-official language speakers as there are French speakers Now, FoundLocally’s websites are available in not only French, but a total of 57 languages, adding innovative programming to integrate with Google’s Translation capabilities.
languages are now supported on all FoundLocally websites: Afrikaans,
Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech,
Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French,
Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew,
Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese,
Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese,
Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai,
Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yiddish. It not only
translates, but displays the content in the correct foreign
The FoundLocally.com web
site [http://FoundLocally.com], founded in 1999, creates community
information sites providing local info, photos, maps, about local
shopping, business, travel, sports, including a business directory,
events calendar, jobs board, coupons, and news announcements.
FoundLocally has focused on creating high quality community information
for 30 communities across English Canada, and last year added mobile
versions for all its websites. These sites are an excellent resource for
both local residents and business & leisure travelers. The sites
are designed to provide important information with as few mouse-clicks
as possible, filtered to the user’s specific needs. Says Mark
Ruthenberg, FoundLocally’s General Manager and Editor-in-Chief,“That’s
why we say, ‘It’s the web site for people who have a life, and want to
get on with it.’ It’s the perfect tool for those with busy lives.”
Thirty communities are
now covered: Victoria, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, the Rockies,
Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste
Marie, Sudbury, Barrie-Muskoka, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara
Falls, Oakville-Burlington, Mississauga-Brampton, Etobicoke, Toronto,
Scarborough, North York, York Region, Oshawa-Durham, Ottawa-Gatineau,
Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown, and St John's.
Today, FoundLocally.com, the popular TransCanada Highway.com [http://TransCanada Highway.com] travel site, and the MovingInCanada.com [http://MovingInCanada.com] real estate & relocation website attract one million visitors a month. The TransCanadaHighway website
provides itineraries detailing over 10,000 natural & man-made
features along Canada’s national highway. FoundLocally.com Media also
publishes a SEO and web marketing blog [http://blog.FoundLocally.com].
Languages Spoken by Visitors to Canada
These are the top countries with visitors to Canada (and the languages spoken, if not English): United States, United Kingdom, France (French), Germany (German), Australia, Japan (Japanese), Mexico (Spanish), China (Cantonese, Mandarin), South Korea (Korean), India (Punjabi).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada at a Glance 2011, 2009 data
Languages Spoken by Residents
These are the top
languages spoken by residents of Canada: English, French, Chinese
(Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka), Italian, German, Polish, Spanish,
Portuguese, Punjabi, Ukrainian, Arabic, Dutch, Tagalog (Philipino),
Greek, Vietnamese, Cree, Inuktitut (Eskimo). In 2006 there were almost
as many non-official language speakers as there were French speakers.
Source: Population by mother tongue – Statistics Canada (no 2011 stats available yet)