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. 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

    2 votes
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  2. No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

    No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

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  3. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

    24 votes
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  4. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

    2 votes
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  5. SINDHI IS BEST LANGUAGE

    SINDHI IS THE LOVELY LANGUAGE

    9 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Chitonga

    I can help translate from English to Chitonga or Tonga as commonly called. The language is spoken in Zambia and the northern part of Zimbabwe

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  9. Khoekhoe

    Khoekhoe is one of South Africa's First nation languages, also one of the World's first languages.

    2 votes
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  10. EN-GB to EN-US

    It would be great to get "translations" for different language localizations via either the /translate or the /dictionary apis. A simple web search shows that this is a wide-spread need that has few if any pre-built solutions.

    This would be useful for all variations of english as well as any other language with country-specific words such as spanish.

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. pashtoo

    Pashtoo

    5 votes
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  13. Saraiki

    Saraiki language must be added.

    7 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Oriyan

    Oriyan, bengali, punjabi and other language is not there please add it

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  16. Assamese

    I want this

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  17. 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.

    7 votes
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  18. 28 votes
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  19. South American versions of Spanish (Mexico & Venezuela, Columbia)

    I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

    6 votes
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  20. 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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