We want to add a moderator who speaks Hindi to the mastodon.social team. Must uphold our code of conduct, must stick around on Mastodon, some monetary compensation is included.

Apply over DM or reply. Will try to get through the applications in the following days (I’m not home though)

@Gargron Just FYI, there are hundreds of languages in India. Over 700 at-least. You should be looking for someone who understands not just Hindi but also Indian politics and culture. Because most Indians use English as a bridge language at-least on social media. Definitely good to know Hindi but that shouldn’t be the only criteria. India has no national language. There are two official languages of business and 22 scheduled languages. Gonna be hard policing all Indian languages at this stage.

@aab1dh
I'm glad you made that point. I'm not indian, but I thought that was common knowledge.
In my small (16,000) town in northern bc canada I guessed the most common indian language was punjabi (statscan agrees) and I know some who speak gujarati. I don't actually know anyone who speaks hindi (I think).

www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-rec

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrace,

@gemlog Hello sir from snowy . This a common misconception. Most people think Indians speak Hindi. In Canada, Punjabi must be the most spoken. But in India it is a minority language at best. Hindi in its many forms is spoken by at best half the population (this can be disputed because they lump together its many forms). Bengali is the next biggest. Punjabi is 12th at best. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

@aab1dh

Hello from Singapore. 🙂

Here, the official Indian language is Tamil, probably because most migrants to Singapore from the Indian subcontinent are from that ethic group.

[ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language ]

@gemlog

@sohkamyung @gemlog Yes I heard the Tamil songs in pubs there are awesome. I studied in Chennai most of my life. Picked up some Tamil there. Fun fact: Here in Toronto, Scarborough has a lot of Tamilians. Mostly from SriLanka. Fun fact 2: Apparently Canada has the second largest Tamil expat population after the UK.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
Our last priest was from Chennai. Our current one is also from Tamil Nadu. Can't think of the city right now. 2nd biggest one.

@aab1dh @sohkamyung
If it makes you feel any better, buddy emailed from Alert, NU earlier today:
-24C
and snowing...

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