Rwanda-Rundi language spoken by some 12 million people in Rwanda, where it is the official language, and adjacent parts of southern Uganda.
Kinyarwanda is also one of 14 new languages that have been incorporated into the latest version of Microsoft’s Operating System (OS), Windows 8. This means that Consumers of Microsoft products in Rwanda will now be able to navigate the company’s latest operating system in their native language.
The announcement made Friday last week now brings the total number of languages compatible with Windows 8 to 109.
Other languages that Microsoft is debuting on Windows 8 include Ethiopian Tigrinya, Senegalese Wolof and Pakistani Punjabi. In 2011, Microsoft made its software accessible to Kiswahili speakers after launching a downloadable Kiswahili interface pack for Windows 7.
The move will help Microsoft in achieving deeper market penetration in a country whose economic growth has been significantly driven by information Technology.