Oh Google…*sigh*

I just checked this, it’s legit. This is legit- I just checked. Google Translate takes “Esu” (there’s a dot under the ‘s’ which in Yoruba orthography apparently means the ‘sh’ pronunciation) and translates it as “devil”. So, so, wrong… The kindest interpretation is that they are relying on a dictionary written by some 19th century missionary…

Gangleri's Grove

Here is a petition that I am going to ask my readers to please consider signing. Google translate takes the Yoruba word “Esu,” the name for the Deity of the Crossroads, and renders it in english as “devil”. um. no.

Not only is this inaccurate but it’s borderline religious discrimination. Hundreds of thousands of practitioners of the African Traditional Religions around the world pay homage to Him. We need about 298 more signatures (at the time that I’m posting this here). Please consider signing.

The petition is here.

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