Hi Michael, I noticed your profile and would like to offer you my project.
I'm from the Maldives where the population is around 400,000 and our native language is called Dhivehi. It's similar to Arabic and Sinhalese/Sanskrit and I've been researching on developing a Speech Recognition System, preferably using Tensorflow for our language in order to open source it. I've been looking for experts whom I can work with to make it happen. Let me know if you're interested. Price and deadline quoted is tentative of course.