We’re happy to announce that we’re adding a new localization to
Firefox 15 desktop!
Sangeeta Kumari and the Maithili (mai) team have been working tirelessly to produce the world’s first ever Maithili version of Firefox for the people of India and Nepal. According to our friends at Wikipedia, there were more than 34.7 million Maithili speakers around the world as of the year 2000. This specifically includes the regions of Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of West Bengal in India, and the Terai region in Nepal. Thanks to the Maithili team, more than 34.7 million native Maithili speakers can now enjoy browsing the Web with Firefox 15. The Maithili Firefox release brings our total number of Firefox localizations to 78. Congratulations to the Maithili team!
We also want to extend congratulations to the Acholi (ach) team! Their localization efforts have successfully led to a Acholi Firefox build in the Firefox Beta channel. The Acholi beta build will be released with Firefox 16. Native Acholi speakers (estimated to be more than 1.22 million speakers in Uganda and South Sudan) can download and help test their localized build here.