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. Low Saxon

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

    1 vote
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  2. Tibetan

    Please add Tibetan language also.. It is the national language of Tibet.. We are the people of His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama..

    4 votes
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  3. Kurdish

    Kurdi!

    12 votes
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  4. 20 votes
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  5. Kurdish

    I love kurdish

    34 votes
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  6. 21 votes
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  7. Kurdish

    Bu dile gereksinim duyuyorum

    25 votes
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  8. 31 votes
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  9. 25 votes
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  10. 23 votes
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  11. Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    3 votes
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  12. Kurdish

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

    135 votes
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  13. Kurdish

    we want a free environment against millions of Kurdish bans

    142 votes
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  14. Kurdish

    istiyoruz

    85 votes
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  15. Kurdish

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

    157 votes
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  16. 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).

    12 votes
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  17. Albanian

    Please introduce this language

    9 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. Setswana please

    Please add Setswana

    5 votes
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  20. Marathi and Gujarati

    Gujarati and marathi shall be added

    5 votes
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