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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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 1 vote
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Sloveno

    La traduzione vocale mi sarebbe molto utile

    2 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. Estonian Speech

    Please add speech to the Estonian language. It is so important to hear pronunciation of this language in order to properly communicate. Reading the text only is not enough.

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Add Kashmiri Language

    Kashmiri is a very an ancient Indo aryan language with certain legacy traits. Its the only Dardic language with its own literature. It is spoken by nearly 7 million native speakers. Adding Kashmiri to the translator will allow the richness of the literature to be translated to other forms and allow kashmiri people to communicate to other people across globe.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmiri_language

    3 votes
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  11. Tiwi

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

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  12. فارسی

    سلام لطفاً برای ترجمه مکالمه از
    زبانن فارسی به انگلیسی وفرانسوی برای اسکایپ لطفا

    2 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. Latim

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  15. hmong

    Would like speech recognition services for Cortana and such for Hmong language. White or Green Hmong dialects is fine using the Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong Scripts that is being encoded by Unicode.

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  16. Please add British - United Kingdom

    English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

    25 votes
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  17. Why are there so many offline language packs available for iOS and Android, but not your own OS - Windows???

    I think it is disgusting that you're prioritising other platforms rather than Windows 10 app

    Refer the list and compare the supported languages and offline (downloadable) language packs available here:
    https://translator.microsoft.com/help/articles/languages/

    3 votes
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. 20 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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