In line with our new mission to promote inclusion in every language, we are evaluating the level of inclusion of each language supported on the kasahorow site.
The inclusion value for a language is calculated using data from the online version of the kasahorow dictionaries. Translation lookups from one language to another are considered a measure of how “outward-looking” the language is and lookups within the same language are seen as a measure of how “inward-looking” the language is. The more outward-looking a language is, the more inclusive it is considered to be. Therefore, the inclusion value for a language is quantified as the total number of other languages on the kasahorow site to which lookups exceeded the inward lookups.
For instance, the January data shows that there were 920 English to English lookups. There were 7 other language dictionaries where the lookups from English to that language exceeded 920. This gives us an inclusion value of 7 for English.
According to the data captured in January 2021, these are the top 10 inclusive languages on the kasahorow site:
- Amarinya - 42
- Wolof - 27
- Malagasy - 26
- Meru - 25
- Somali - 25
- Sinhala - 25
- Fula - 24
- Luganda - 24
- Mossi - 24
- Efik - 22
Of course, this data is not without its limitations. Firstly, we are only able to apply this calculation to languages that have dictionaries on the kasahorow site. In addition to this, some of these dictionaries are more established and therefore more well used, which may influence their inclusion value. As we add and expand the language dictionaries, we plan to keep this data up to date by adding quarterly figures.
As always, we value your feedback. We’d love to hear what you think about our inclusion index. You can send us your suggestions or questions by using the feedback box at the bottom of this page.