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. Kurdish

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

    145 votes
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    • Kurdish

      we want a free environment against millions of Kurdish bans

      131 votes
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      • Kurdish

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

        124 votes
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        • Add breton language - Brittany

          Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

          Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

          227 votes
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          • 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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            • Balochi , Beluchi, Baluchi language

              Balochi language, also spelled Baluchi or Beluchi, one of the oldest living languages of the Indo-Iranian group of the Indo-European languages. A West Iranian language, Balochi is spoken by about five million people as a first or second language in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, India, and Baloch diaspora communities.

              For more details:
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_people

              85 votes
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              • Kurdish

                I love kurdish

                30 votes
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                • We want nepali language नेपाली

                  about adding new language

                  17 votes
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                  • 19 votes
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                      • Kurdish

                        Kurdi!

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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.

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

                            I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

                            4 votes
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                            • Pashto - Afghanistan

                              It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country.

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                              • Swahili (also known as Kiswahili)

                                Add Swahili language.
                                Swahili, also known as Kiswahili (translation: language of the Swahili people), is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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                                • Albanian

                                  Please introduce this language

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Saraiki

                                    Saraiki language must be added.

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                                    • Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

                                      Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

                                      Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

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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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