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Mozilla's popular new Firefox 4 web browser was released to netizens last week, prompting downloads in the millions. And now, thanks to the community of volunteers over at translate.org.za, the new browser is also available in Zulu.

The team's work started back in 2009 with Translate's participation in the African Network of Localisation (ANLoc), a project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

And now, only a couple of days after Firefox 4's international release, Zulu speaking South African can join in the conversation. Translate's work is very important in South Africa, a country where less than 10% of the population's first language is English.

And with our internet user base having grown to around five million people nationwide, the need for software to support local languages is greater than ever.

Translate is currently in the process of developing a number of language extensions for Firefox, with Firefox 4 already available in Zulu, Northern Sotho and Afrikaans.

Users interested in downloading the new browser in one of the above mentioned indigenous languages can head over to this link to download and install Firefox 4.  

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