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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. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. Saraiki

    Saraiki language must be added.

    7 votes
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  4. Add Ladin language - Italy

    Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
    The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

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  5. Albanian

    Please add in Albanian language

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. Canadian French

    Canadian French is currently not supported by Translator. Can this be added? The product does not clear legal verification without supporting Canadian French

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  8. pashtoo

    Pashtoo

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  9. South American versions of Spanish (Mexico & Venezuela, Columbia)

    I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

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  10. Marathi and Gujarati

    Gujarati and marathi shall be added

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  11. Warlpiri - Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory

    Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage culture and identity.

    The Warlpiri (/ˈwɑːrlbri/ or /ˈwɔːlpəri/)[4] language is spoken by about 3,000 of the Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory. It is one of the Ngarrkic languages of the large Pama–Nyungan family, and is one of the largest aboriginal languages in Australia in terms of number of speakers.

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  12. Add Bantu language

    Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

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  13. Javanese - Java - Indonesia

    The national language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. The largest ethnic group on the island is Javanese, which has their own language dialect.
    Javanese /dʒɑːvəˈniːz/[3] (ꦧꦱꦗꦮ, basa Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [bɔsɔ dʒɔwɔ]) (colloquially known as ꦕꦫꦗꦮ, cara Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [tjɔrɔ dʒɔwɔ]) is the language of the Javanese people from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also pockets of Javanese speakers in the northern coast of western Java. It is the native language of more than 98 million people[4] (more than 42% of the total population of Indonesia).
    Javanese is one of…

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  14. please include

    please include malayalam language

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  15. 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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  16. Tibetan

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

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  17. Setswana please

    Please add Setswana

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  18. Shqip

    Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

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  19. 4 votes
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