Here is the October edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of September, 2014 and of course a fascinating piece of geography trivia at the end.
English, Spanish and Portuguese are well established at the top of the rankings these days and the rest of the world is coming in a poor fourth. The major European languages French, Italian and German are always there or thereabouts and most of the other entrants in the top 20 are European languages with Japanese, Chinese and Korean the exceptions. We saw a surge in Hungarian this month coming into the the top 20 at #19
As always I have removed the top few (4 in this case) to make the graph a little more discernible.
In the countries section, Brazil and Canada changed places and again the lower end of the table changed considerably with Spain jumping from 10th to 5th and the Netherlands, Slovenia and Romania making an appearance.
And removing the US allows everything else to be seen a little more easily.
Geography Trivia. The intriguing part of the data to me, as regular readers know, is the countries and/or territories that are at the other end of the list with only one or two visits. This month we went back to mainly Island groups and West African countries.
The singleton I knew least about is British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islands – many tiny – amounting to a total land area of 60 square kilometers (23 sq mi). The largest and most southerly island is Diego Garcia, 44 km2 (17 sq mi), the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the eviction of the native population, the Chagossians, in the 1960s and 70s, the only inhabitants are US and British military personnel and associated contractors, who collectively number around 4,000. The island is off-limits to casual tourists, the media, and their former inhabitants. There is a landing strip on Diego Garcia which was able to receive the Space Shuttle in an emergency, although was initially built for B-52 bombers.
In April 2010, an MPA (Marine protected area) was created in the BIOT that covers the territorial waters of the Chagos Archipelago, except for the area immediately surrounding Diego Garcia. This declaration doubled the total area of environmental no take zones world-wide.
It also has a neat flag.
See you next month.