Khaya

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4.6
224 reviews
50K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Khaya was the first translation app for Ghanaian languages relying on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. It has expanded to other African languages, such as Yoruba, Kikuyu and Luo.

It also now includes Automatic Speech Recognition capabilities for Twi, Yoruba, Ga and Dagbani - speak directly to your phone and the app will transcribe your speech into text! For these languages, to the best of our knowledge, it was the first app offering such general speech recognition capabilities.

Please note that noise in your environment and quality of your mic can all affect transcription quality.

If you find the app useful and would like to see it grow and improve, kindly purchase an ad-free subscription to support our research. Thank you for your support!

Subscriptions auto-renew at end of designated corresponding period unless turned off at least 24 hours before in your iTunes account page.

The underlying algorithms are various neural network architectures, built by Algorine Research on top of open source technology developed by Ghana NLP.

If you encounter service outages, please report them using our developer website, or any of our social media handles!

Features:
1. Speak to the app in full Twi, Dagbani, Yoruba and Ga sentences and it will transcribe it into text!
2. Translate text from English to Twi, Ewe, Ga, Yoruba, Dagbani, Gurene (alternatively Farefare or Frafra), Kikuyu, Kimeru and Luo
3. Translate text from Twi, Ewe, Ga, Yoruba, Dagbani, Gurene (alternatively Farefare or Frafra), Kikuyu, Kimeru and Luo to English
4. Submit improved translation corrections and recommendations directly from the app, and watch the technology improve to serve the Global African community
Updated on
Nov 3, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.6
218 reviews
Abigail Osafo Asare
November 21, 2023
This app is very very awesome,we thank God that this is the only app in the world that can translate fante.But I give this app 4 stars because it does not spell accurately,and if you want to translate a whole file or document you cant take a picture of it,you have to type in bit by bit which will take time.But in all,its the best app,but still needs more improvements.
11 people found this review helpful
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Algorine Research
February 4, 2024
Hi Abigail, thanks for your feedback the batch process and document translation features are in development!
J Mensah
September 26, 2022
A much appreciated and needed app. Me da mo ase! May i make suggestions for the apps future development (based on my user experience): a means to save past translations for quick retrieval in fast moving conversations. Also, where written and spoken twi differ; perhaps an underscoring of the letters ommitted when the word is spoken. I truly look forward any future developments in this app. Thank you!
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Algorine Research
October 24, 2022
Thanks for the feedback, we will be sure to take it into account!!
Princess Brown
January 5, 2023
Some of the translations are wrong especially for the Ewe and Ga please check it and make it useable offline please. After downloading the app, you can't use it offline so it impossible to use it where there's no internet connection.
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Algorine Research
January 15, 2023
Thanks for the feedback - Ewe & Ga translations are being worked on. Can u give examples? Did you know you can submit corrections to the app to help it improve? Unfortunately the technology is not at a place where it can work offline - the models are too big to be stored on your phone. We are working on solutions, but it is a hard research problem

What's new

Added Fante Text Translation.