How do I get my language supported?

Text Languages:

We add new languages periodically. In the process of adding a new language to the automatic translation system, the most important learning material is existing high-quality translations—the same text in two languages.

A significant amount, typically 1+ million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality automatic translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how automatic translation works at www.microsofttranslator.com/AT

If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video. https://youtu.be/UnROjeEHqDE

Speech Languages

Speech recognition is a totally different process than translation. It requires a whole new set of data (hundred of hours of recorded audios and their associated transcriptions) and trainings of our machine learning based engines to become available. Therefore, we cannot always deliver speech recognition as quickly as new supported languages become available for Microsoft Translator.

We continue to release improvements to the quality of our existing languages and to expand on our coverage of languages from around the world so that more and more people can talk to the Microsoft Translator in their own language.

Stay tuned on our blog (www.aka.ms/Translatorblog), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/microsofttranslator), or Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/MStranslator) for updates to our language coverage.

For the up-to-date list of supported language please go to www.microsoft.com/translator/languages.aspx

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

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  1. Sindhi - Sindh - Pakistan - India

    Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[6] (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[7][8][9] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. The native speakers of Sindhi are 75 million (2015)[1]. I and many of us have already helped Google Translate in adding Sindhi in its translation system and Google have ranked me major contributor and among top 5% of Google Translate Community. I am writing to request me along with my team/community members are ready to…

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    • We want nepali language नेपाली

      about adding new language

      14 votes
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      • South American versions of Spanish (Mexico & Venezuela, Columbia)

        I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

        3 votes
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        • Kannada

          Kannada is a official language of Indian state karnataka. It is classical language of india. It has got eight jnana peetha awards. Jnana peetha award is prestigious award in indian literature.

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          • Marathi and Gujarati

            Gujarati and marathi shall be added

            3 votes
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            • Karen

              I would like to be able to translate text that is sent home for parents, in their native language, which is Karen.

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              • Marathi - Maharashtra - Goa - India

                Add marathi language
                Marathi is an Indian language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

                175 votes
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                • Armenian - Armenia

                  It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

                  25 votes
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                  • Kurdish

                    Google added , Facebook Added but we firstly expected that from microsoft. Use Kurdish language in Windows 10 and Bing search..

                    143 votes
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                    • Kurdish

                      we want a free environment against millions of Kurdish bans

                      130 votes
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                      • Kurdish

                        I am Kurdish and I want what my language have spoken around all world

                        123 votes
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                        • Kurdish

                          istiyoruz

                          82 votes
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                          • 29 votes
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                            • Kurdish

                              I love kurdish

                              28 votes
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                              • Kurdish

                                Bu dile gereksinim duyuyorum

                                23 votes
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                                • 23 votes
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                                  • 21 votes
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                                    • 18 votes
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                                      • 17 votes
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                                        • Kurdish

                                          Kurdi!

                                          10 votes
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