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BBC World to add Punjabi and 10 other languages

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to broadcast 11 native languages as a part of one of the biggest expansions since the 1940’s.

According to news reports, the World Service will add 4 South Asian languages; Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Punjabi, which is widely spoken in Pakistan and parts of India.


World Service also added Korean which is spoken in both North and South Korea.

Apart from that, African languages; Afaan Oromo and Amharic, of Ethiopia and other countries, including Tigrinya, the national language of Eritrea and Nigerian languages Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin, will also be added in the broadcast.

This means that BBC World Service will now be available in 40 diverse languages throughout the globe.

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