I know my language hindi is in my locale. I have tried to access the hindi man page using this command-

man -Lhi man

But it returns english man pages. So I want to find out how to know if man pages I have are translated in my language? I also tried to do it for russian man pages as mentioned in other answers but it is returning only english man pages. I have man-db-2.x package.

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Man pages translated into Hindi should be shipped in /usr/share/man/hi. Unfortunately it appears that there are very few man pages translated into Hindi; in Debian, a search across the whole distribution (apt-file search /usr/share/man/hi) only lists two man pages, for deja-dup.

Searching for Russian translations finds more man pages: 211 by my count in Debian, including 11 in man-db.

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