What is Amikumu?

Amikumu is an app that helps you find people nearby to speak any language with. For example, while on holiday, use Amikumu to meet up with Spanish, French or any other language speakers in town.


How does it work?

1. Create an account manually or with Facebook.

2. Select the languages you speak and at what level. There are over 7,500 languages (including 100+ sign languages) in our database.

3. Write a custom name and description for each language you speak.

4. Filter the Nearby list to find the 100 people closest nearby who speak your target language(s).

5.Contact others and meetup!

Is it free?


How can I join?

Signing up to Amikumu is quick and easy, or you can create an account manually or login with Facebook. Once you’re in, just indicate which languages you want to speak and you’re good to go!

Which platforms does Amikumu support?

Amikumu is available for Android (OS 4.0.3) and iOS 9.1 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2+).


Can others always see exactly where I am?

Your privacy and safety is very important to us, so Amikumu does not show exact locations. The map only shows where users pin themselves. You can set or remove pins at any time as well as decide which language maps you will appear on.

How can I ensure that strange people don’t contact me?

You can’t, but Amikumu has a user blocking feature. When you block a user, they can no longer see nor contact you.


Is Amikumu open source?

We at Amikumu are friendly to open source. Unfortunately, open source does not currently fit our organization. We are, however, looking into opportunities to open source when we feel that it is the right fit for us.

Can I translate Amikumu?

Yes, you can help translate Amikumu to your language here.

What does Amikumu mean?

Amikumu means “do the friend thing” in Esperanto.

How can I get involved?

We welcome your feedback, so join our mailing list, Facebook, Twitter and VK page to stay informed!