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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  1. Esperanto

    Include Esperanto!

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  2. Albanian - shqip - gjuha shqipe - Albania

    Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

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  3. Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

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  4. Shqip

    Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Low Saxon

    Please add low saxon, a language spoken in North Germany, Netherlands, Paraguay, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

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  7. Nheengatu - Native Brazilian Language

    10 Reasons to stimulate the diffusion of knowledge in Nheengatu.
    Nheengatu was once the most widely spoken language in Brazil in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the first language widely used throughout the Brazilian nation
    Nheengatu defined the Brazilian accent in such a way, that Brazilians often pronounce the vowels strongly and use nasal sounds (unlike the Portuguese, who speak with a harsh, consonantal accent). Inheritance of the times when Nheengatu was the most widely spoken Brazilian language.
    From Nheengatu were inherited more than 10,000 words in Brazilian Portuguese.
    Nheengatu is a documented language, possessing its own grammar and several…

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  8. Warlpiri - Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory

    Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage culture and identity.

    The Warlpiri (/ˈwɑːrlbri/ or /ˈwɔːlpəri/)[4] language is spoken by about 3,000 of the Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory. It is one of the Ngarrkic languages of the large Pama–Nyungan family, and is one of the largest aboriginal languages in Australia in terms of number of speakers.

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  9. Murrinh-patha - Garama - Australia

    Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage, culture and identity.
    Murrinh-patha (literally "language-good"), called Garama by the Jaminjung, is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by over 2,500 people, most of whom live in Wadeye in the Northern Territory, where it is the dominant language of the community. It is spoken by the Murrinh-Patha people, as well as several other peoples whose languages are extinct or nearly so, including the Mati Ke and Marri-Djabin.

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  10. 4 votes
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  12. Guaraní - Paraguay

    Guaraní is a Tupí-Guarani language spoken by about 4.6 million people in Paraguay. There are also small communities of Guaraní speakers in Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.

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  13. please add more languages. Philippines language must be required.

    ADD NEW LANGUAGE IMPROVE YOUR WORD TRANSLATION

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  14. Papiamento - Dutch Antilles

    The language of the Dutch Antilles islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

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