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 4 to 5 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.aka.ms/MT.

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


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  2. 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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  3. Pashto

    Pashto is one of the languages that is spoken in the world and millions of people use it so, it should also be add to Microsoft.

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  4. Saraiki

    Saraiki language must be added.

    7 votes
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  5. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Kurdish

    Bu dile gereksinim duyuyorum

    24 votes
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  8. 24 votes
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  9. 22 votes
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  10. Pashto

    If any support needed to add this language, we can help anytime.

    2 votes
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  11. 20 votes
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  12. 19 votes
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  13. #kurdish

    Kurdish (sorani)

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  14. Bemba

    Bemba is the first most spoken Language of Zambia with more than 35% of Zambians in all parts of the country but mostly in Northern, Muchinga, Central, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces.

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  15. Twi

    I'd like to help with TWI translation. It's the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Ghana is fast becoming a tourist attraction hub in West Africa

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  16. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

    2 votes
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  17. Sicilian

    Sicilian dialect.

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  18. pashtoo

    Pashtoo

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  19. 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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  20. Kurdish

    Kurdi!

    11 votes
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