Lenovo has added two indigenous language options for use on its IdeaPad and Yoga notebooks. kaigang and nheengatu are available for use on devices running the Lux operating system, based on Debian Linux.
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The initiative is part of the “Revitalization of Endangered Indigenous Languages” project, conceived by Wilmar D’Angelis, a professor at Unicamp’s Linguistics Department.
According to what Lenovo explained, the choice of languages also took into account its scope and history. In addition, languages are already part of several researches by Unicamp academics.
Kaigang is a language spoken by around 30,000 people, making it the third most common indigenous language in Brazil. It appears in regions of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and west of São Paulo.
Nheengatu, on the other hand, is spoken by approximately 14,000 people in the Amazon region, which includes Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela — the language is classified as “modern Tupi”, since its introduction had the participation of the Tupinambá people.
Lenovo also explained that the development of Lux in the implementation of languages is the result of the work of 40 people. The team is made up of engineers, technicians, researchers and translators, among other functions.
By 2021, the company had already added the same two languages to Motorola smartphones running the Android 11 operating system.
Last year, the company added the Cherokee language — spoken by native peoples of North America — to its cellphone lines. It has already been confirmed that the language will also come to Lenovo notebooks in the future.
Both laptop lines can be found on the brand’s official website. The IdeaPad series starts at R$1,847, while the Yoga starts at R$4,499.
Source: G1, Gizmodo