Babylon translator has launched a beta version of its app to allow people to translate websites.
The app was developed by the Babylon Translator Project, an NGO that provides support and translation services to the Assyrian and Kurdish communities in Iraq.
The company has been working on the project since 2015, and has also worked with the Assyriac Congress and the Assyria Human Rights Association to provide a more comprehensive translation service.
The project has also released translations of news articles and films in the Assyian language, as well as several Kurdish-language documentaries.
It also provides a range of other services, including online translation, webinars and community outreach.
“The main reason we launched Babylon translator was to provide support and help people who want to work on the internet,” said Khaled Aboul-Gheit, Babylon Translators Project leader and a member of the company’s board of directors.
“Babylon has become the de facto internet-translator for the Assyrians in Iraq, and we think it’s time to bring Babylon into the mainstream.”
The company’s beta version can be downloaded for free from the app store, but it costs $2.99 for a full version.
The beta version is available on the Babylon website and on Android and iOS devices.
It’s not available for everyone, but the company is aiming to get the beta version out to the community early next year.
“We believe it’s the best way to reach the Assyrieans, and the people who have been marginalized by the military rule of Saddam Hussein,” said Aboul Gheit.
“It’s not just for the Iraqi Assyrians, but for anyone who is struggling to speak their language.”
The Babylon Translate app is available in Arabic, English, Hebrew, Persian, and Kurdish.
The translation service is a collaborative effort between the Assyro-Syriac Society of America and the Babylonian Assyrian Society.
The Assyriacs were among the first ethnic groups to gain full independence in the region in 1991.
“This project was a natural next step for us to bring translators into the public sphere,” said Adnan Adyat, Babylon’s vice president of digital and media development.
When people are talking to each other, and when they’re sharing their story, they’re talking to us, and that’s the only way they can find each other.”