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Jersey native language translation for Facebook

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Image caption Jerriais could soon be a language option on Facebook

The world's largest social networking site could soon be translated into Jersey's native language Jerriais.

Tony Scott Warren from the Jerriais Office is working on translations for Facebook so the site can be viewed in the language.

He said people would be able to login and use the site in the language.

Mr Scott-Warren said: "I want us to have a Jerriais presence on Facebook as it is the one bit of social media we are not exploiting."

He said: "I thought it would be good if we could not only have a Jerriais section and a Jerriais group on Facebook but also have the capability to look at it in our own language.

"To be able to look at it and use it on screen and have everything to do with being on Facebook in Jerriais."

Mr Scott-Warren said there were still certain words he was not sure how to translate due to no direct alternatives in Jerriais.

He said: "I have had to try and devise one or two ways of saying things.

"They have a button for status but we do not have a word in Jerriais for status, so we have to have a discussion around the office about that."

According to the 2001 census there were 2,674 people who spoke Jerriais.

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