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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. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

    26 votes
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  2. Kurdish

    Bu dile gereksinim duyuyorum

    25 votes
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  4. 23 votes
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  6. 20 votes
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  7. Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

    Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

    Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

    19 votes
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  8. Brazilian Portugese

    Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

    15 votes
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  9. 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).

    13 votes
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  10. Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

    Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

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  11. Chuukese

    Please add Chuukese / Trukese to your supported languages. Currently, there is no translation service available for this language from Micronesia. Many schools are struggling to support these students. The only way to translate currently is a hard copy book from before the language was re-named from trukese to chuukese.

    12 votes
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  12. Kurdish

    Kurdi!

    12 votes
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  13. Xitsonga - southern African Bantu language - Tsonga people

    Xitsonga
    Tshivhenda
    Setswana
    Sepedi

    The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga.

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  14. Kazakh - Khazakh - Qazaq - Kazakhstan

    Khazakh (қазақша) is a Turcic language, spoken by about 5 to 6 million people in the Republic of Kazakstan and in parts of China and Khyrghyzstan. It is closely related to Khyrghyz language, and has also relations to Uzbek, Uyghur, Turkmen and other turcic languages.

    Wikipedia:
    Kazakh or Qazaq is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China by about 8 million people. Kazakh was first written with the Arabic script during the 19th century when a number of poets, educated in Islamic schools, incited revolt against Russia.

    11 votes
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  15. Shona - Zimbabwe

    Please add Shona to the translation program

    11 votes
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  16. Sotho - SeSotho - Lesotho - South Africa

    Sotho /ˈsuːtuː/ (Sesotho[5]; also known as Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho[6]) is a Southern Bantu language of the Sotho-Tswana (S.30) group, spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Lesotho, where it is the national language.

    10 votes
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  17. Yoruba - Nigeria

    Yoruba /ˈjɒrʊbə/ is a language spoken in West Africa mainly in Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in other parts of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the Caribbean.

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  18. Add Odia - Oriya - Odisha - Orissa Language

    Odia is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 33 million people mainly in the Indian state of Odisha, and also in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Gujarat. Odia is closely related to Bengali and Assamese, and used to be known as Oriya, and Odisha used to be known as Orissa in English.

    10 votes
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  19. Papiamento - Dutch Antilles

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

    10 votes
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  20. SINDHI IS BEST LANGUAGE

    SINDHI IS THE LOVELY LANGUAGE

    9 votes
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