Airbnb adds Xhosa and Zulu to its language option

The homestays and tourism experience app is now adding Xhosa and Zulu to its app along 28 additional languages on the app.

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With its usage in more than 191 countries around the world, the billion-dollar company is always working to make the platform more accessible to the billions of people using it.

According to Airbnb’s Country Manager for South Africa, Velma Corcoran, Airbnb’s Country Manager for South Africa, Velma Corcoran.

“I am delighted that the Airbnb community can now access Airbnb in Xhosa, Zulu, and Swahili. Home-sharing can help regular people create new economic opportunities for themselves in the homes and communities they live in, especially those who live in under-resourced areas,” said Velma Corcoran.

More than 2 million guests have used the Airbnb app for the past 11 years.

“With Airbnb now supporting Xhosa and Zulu, I hope more potential hosts in some of South Africa’s biggest under-resourced areas consider the real economic opportunity of becoming a tourism entrepreneur,” said Corcoran.

Here are the languages under Airbnb.

  • Albanian (Albania)
  • Armenian (Armenia)
  • Azeri (Azerbaijan)
  • Bosnian (Bosnia)
  • Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
  • Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Estonian (Estonia)
  • French (Canada)
  • Georgian (Georgia)
  • Hindi (India)
  • Irish (Ireland)
  • Latvian (Latvia)
  • Lithuanian (Lithuania)
  • Macedonian (North Macedonia)
  • Maltese (Malta)
  • Montenegrin (Montenegro)
  • Romanian (Romania)
  • Serbian (Serbia)
  • Slovak (Slovakia)
  • Slovenian (Slovenia)
  • Spanish (Argentina)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Swahili (Africa)
  • Tagalog (the Philippines) 
  • Ukrainian (Ukraine)
  • Vietnamese (Vietnam)
  • Xhosa (South Africa)
  • Zulu (South Africa)