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Knowledge sharing platform Quora launches in Hindi

In the coming years the company plans to introduce it in the most widely spoken Indian regional languages as well.

Question-and-answer platform Quora has recently been launched in Hindi and it will soon be introduced in other Indian regional languages as well.

Launched in English in 2010, the platform has grown to reach more than 200 million unique visitors per month from around the world. More than half the people who use Quora come from outside the United States, including many people from India.

In April, Quora launched a beta version in Hindi to a small group of people. In just a few months, the platform has grown with quality content provided by personalities from different sectors such doctors, development professionals, IAS officers, software developers, CEOs, writers, graphic designers, and teachers.

At present, Quora has 200 million monthly unique visitors.

Knowledge sharing platform Quora launches in Hindi
Gautam Shewakramani

Gautam Shewakramani, India country manager, Quora says in a press conference held recently, “Quora has been popular in India for many years, and now that we are opening Quora up in Hindi we hope to have even more participation from people in India. I've been excited to see the engagement throughout the beta of Quora in Hindi. The universal appeal of our mission combined with India's diversity and large base of internet users makes the launch of Quora in Hindi an important step towards expanding access to knowledge,” said

“During the past few months, we’ve already seen thoughtful answers on diverse subjects, such as the relevance of Ram and Sita to couples today, the best places to visit in Delhi, advice for people traveling outside India who do not speak English, gender equality at home, how to effectively spend your time while waiting at a railway station, when the next economic recession will occur in India, and which freedom fighter had the biggest impact on India’s independence movement, among many others,” he adds.

Since its launch, Quora has attracted leading personalities and experts who have answered all kinds of questions asked by people on Quora, and shared knowledge including the likes of People former US President Barack Obama, Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Flipkart Co-Founder Sachin Bansal, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and social sector expert Smarinita Shetty are just a few examples.

Founded in 2009 by Adam D’Angelo, Facebook’s first chief technology officer, Quora is also available in other languages including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Indonesian.