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Google is asking for volunteers to translate their help pages and to boot on the bottom of the page links to a high PR site that sells text rich links. Anyone else here get a link from Google? Do you think the volunteers might get a link or boost in return for the favor ;)
Nevertheless nice to read that some small language groups have very active Google users. The Frisian language is spoken by only 500,000 people and I guess less than 1% of them will ever try Google in this language because they all speak fluently Dutch too, but still the translation percentage for this language is higher than Dutch.
It is my experience--speaking 6 languages and currently learning my seventh--that especially in minority language groups there will be a large number of people willing to translate Google for their own community. Please keep in mind that Google search is a free service and in many countries people do not speak English. So helping to translate is just an alternative way to pay for this free search service and open the door to the rest of the world. You and your community will benefit from it immediately.
I'm no google but I also "need volunteers to update my website".
That's easy enough: Post your server login ID and password on your home page and see what happens. :-)