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Hi Reno,
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== Languages in India ==
  
This is a great place.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India] is the home to one-sixth of the world's population, and the number of dialects spoken by its people is well above 1500(Ref:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India#Demographics Wikipedia Entry]). The number of officially recognized languages is still large, at 22. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi Hindi] is the language with the most wide-spread use, but a large percentage of the populace does not understand it. By far, this will be the country for which Geni and its users will have to do the most work for localizing, especially due to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Multilingual_support_(Indic) browser / Operating System issues] in displaying [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_family Indic scripts].
I am glad to have the opportunity to have my preferences at Geni.
 
  
The concern I have about the relations in India is that the calling names differ from the english names. People are missing their cultures and that is because of englishization of everything.
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== Internet Penetration ==
  
People have started introducing their parents, relatives and grandparents with their english names which makes a lot of confusions.
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'Broadband connections' (defined in India as always-on connections of 256kbps and above - as opposed to 2MBps in other countries) are available in all urban areas, which accounts for just about 30% of the population. The rural areas are still stuck at 56kbps dial-up connections, which usually means a much lower usage of internet. Even though the official requirement is just 256kbps, most ISPs have affordable plans for 2MBps connections.
  
For example maternal uncle is called MAMA in hindi where as the english word is uncle. And the paternal uncle is called CHACHA ... but still called uncle. Both are uncles(maternal/paternal) but generally they are called uncle only in english. There is no direct pointing in general english.
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More details available at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_in_India#Broadband_Internet_access Wikipedia].
 
 
Moreover I feel that the hindi names will give a different feeling to the users ... plus they would come to know the relationship names if they dont know.
 
 
 
I need to spend some time to get the hindi names so that it may help you developing it.
 
This will increase the traffic and references drastically.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Vivek Pohre
 

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Languages in India

India is the home to one-sixth of the world's population, and the number of dialects spoken by its people is well above 1500(Ref:Wikipedia Entry). The number of officially recognized languages is still large, at 22. Hindi is the language with the most wide-spread use, but a large percentage of the populace does not understand it. By far, this will be the country for which Geni and its users will have to do the most work for localizing, especially due to browser / Operating System issues in displaying Indic scripts.

Internet Penetration

'Broadband connections' (defined in India as always-on connections of 256kbps and above - as opposed to 2MBps in other countries) are available in all urban areas, which accounts for just about 30% of the population. The rural areas are still stuck at 56kbps dial-up connections, which usually means a much lower usage of internet. Even though the official requirement is just 256kbps, most ISPs have affordable plans for 2MBps connections.

More details available at Wikipedia.

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