Bantu Babel – African Language Translation App, now available on Google Play

Bantu Babel is a product of a Randon Hacks of Kindness hackathon, The Peace Corps Innovation Challenge Hackathon, which was held in December 2012 at BongoHive, Lusaka’s Technology and Innovation Hub. The project team included a group of developers and Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs).

Bantu Babel Screen shot


Bantu Babel is an African Language Translation mobile application available on the Android platform. You can translate words and get translations of useful survival phrases in popular African languages, on your mobile phone. No network required. Bantu Babel currently offers translations in all 7 major Zambian Languages.


  • Joseph Mwila Bwembya

    Do you also offer Zambian Languages like Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Kaonde, etc

    Waiting to hear from you soon.
    Peaceful regards.

    Joseph Mwila Bwembya
    Northern Province
    Cell: +260975297862/+260965297862

    • Yes. All the languages listed can be translated on Bantu Babel

  • I am a translator as well as interpreter and I would like to know if I can be of help in your team.

  • DukeD

    I just saw Bantu Babel on CNN Inside Africa. It looks like a fantastic app that can advance an entire society. It looks like it requires a smart phone. Can it also run on higher end feature phones? What is the minimum phone capacity necessary?