Lagos - The BBC World Service will launch 11 new language services as part of its biggest expansion 'since the 1940s', reports BBC
The expansion is a result of the funding boost announced by the UK government last year.
The new languages will be Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Gujarati, Igbo, Korean, Marathi, Pidgin, Punjabi, Telugu, Tigrinya, and Yoruba.
The first new services are expected to launch in 2017.
The new language services mean the BBC World Service will be available in 40 languages, including English.
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