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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  3. 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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  4. Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

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  5. 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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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Pashto

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

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  8. #kurdish

    Kurdish (sorani)

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  9. 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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  10. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

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  11. Khoekhoe

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

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. 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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  14. please add more languages. Philippines language must be required.

    ADD NEW LANGUAGE IMPROVE YOUR WORD TRANSLATION

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  15. Setwana should be included as a language

    Setwana is Botswana main language but not listed among the language. The language is also used extensively in the North West province in South Africa so there are adequate users to warrant it to be added

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  16. Sign language

    How about translating, at the very least, English to Sign Language?

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  17. Kindly include Gujarati language and Sanskrit language

    Please include Gujarati and Sanskrit language.

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  19. A Nigerian language called Igbo.

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  20. Songhay

    تحسيات للغلة

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