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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.

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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. Tumbuka

    Possible places to find already translated works include the Tumbuka bible and the catechism

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  2. hawaiian

    Support for Hawaiian Language

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  3. Faroese

    The people of the Faroe Islands were disappointed when Google told them they had no plans to add their language to Google Translate. The response was a lovely community effort of recording single words and sentences by many people on the islands on their phones. Project was called Faroe Translate.

    A communal effort in providing aligned bilingual data might work. Of course, not only Faroese to English but Faroese to Danish. (So maybe trilingual data input?)

    Would it be possible to permit anybody to create a 'User Defined' language and to input data from scratch and continually build on it.…

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  4. Lotha

    I wish there were more languages of Northeast India supported by this software

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  5. Seychelles creole french

    It's a good platform to learn. A new language

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  6. 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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  7. Kindly include Gujarati language and Sanskrit language

    Please include Gujarati and Sanskrit language.

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  9. A Nigerian language called Igbo.

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  11. 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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  12. Sicilian

    Sicilian dialect.

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  13. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  20. Oriyan

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

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