Using crowd-sourced translations, Facebook launches in Spanish

picture-2.pngTaking the first step in its long awaited plans to internationalize, Facebook tonight launched in its second language: Spanish. With over 1,500 users translating over 40,000 sentences in just under four weeks, almost every piece of system text was translated and voted on by the community.

“Over 60 percent of Facebook users are now outside of the U.S., and many live in countries where English is not the primary language,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a statement.  With over 64 million members, that puts over 38 million outside the US.  Here’s a breakdown of where Facebook users live, by country:

Canada8,724,260
United Kingdom8,680,900
Turkey2,848,020
Australia2,347,200
France1,279,920
Sweden1,095,440
Norway1,067,540
Colombia777,960
South Africa732,660
Mexico648,360
Egypt612,720
India540,820
Germany481,880
Finland429,840
Israel427,940
Singapore421,240
Denmark409,800
Spain333,040
New Zealand312,280
Malaysia296,700
United Arab Emirates 286,820
Belgium258,340
Lebanon252,060
Italy239,560
Ireland228,900
Switzerland221,100
Saudi Arabia202,020
Greece184,300
Netherlands181,700
Pakistan179,600
China170,620
Jordan150,220
Japan142,180
Venezuela137,100
Thailand115,600
Philippines112,340
Indonesia111,620
Chile106,960
Panama105,620
Argentina96,620
Austria81,860
Korea, Republic of75,860
Kuwait69,980
Peru68,200
Russian Federation64,160
Dominican Republic53,020

Facebook will be launching in French and German next. As the fourth largest country on Facebook, Turkey is getting no love!