Getting started with Poly

Poly is open source, modern software to share and learn every language in the world.

As some of you might know by now, Wikitongues is working to broaden the types of content we work with. To date, we’ve worked to collect and publish oral histories in video format throughout our social media channels including YouTube and Facebook.

This video was recorded at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh.

A Tool for Language

As of March of this year, we’ve embarked on a journey to release technology to support the creation of documentation materials for any language in the world.


Poly is our first open-source tool to empower any person in the world to share and document their language.

A brief demo of Poly

Over the next few months, we’ll take a look at new features as they roll out, and maybe even some under the hood development questions, so stick around!

Meet Poly, our platform’s official representative. She’s a rare blue macaw, endemic to the Amazon basin. The species itself represents the use of language, the value of cultural heritage, and the risks our human diversity faces.
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