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 1+ 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.microsofttranslator.com/AT

If you are a community or organization working on creating a new language system for Microsoft Translator, reach out to custommt@microsoft.com for more information.

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. Native Portuguese - Portugal

    I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

    28 votes
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  2. Georgian - Georgia

    please add georgian language

    82 votes
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  3. Sinhala - Sri Lanka

    සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

    45 votes
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  4. Albanian - shqip - gjuha shqipe - Albania

    Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

    73 votes
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  5. Irish - Ireland

    Irish (Gaeilge), also referred to as Gaelic or Irish Gaelic,[4] is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

    108 votes
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  6. Amharic - Ethiopia

    Is there any way to work on getting an Amharic pack? Addis is becoming a more popular travel destination. I have a very rudimentary vocabulary in the language and would love to have more opportunities to learn and communicate. Thanks!

    Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the official working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system.

    20 votes
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  7. Gujarati - Gujarat - India

    Add Gujarati language in translator

    41 votes
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  8. Khmer language - Cambodia

    My country is Cambodia and we use khmer language for daily use.
    Khmer /kmɛər/ or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ [pʰiːəsaː kʰmaːe], or more formally ខេមរភាសា [kʰeɛmaʔraʔ pʰiːəsaː]) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

    102 votes
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  9. Malayalam - Kerala - Lakshadweep - Puducherry - India

    Malayalam /mʌləˈjɑːləm/ , sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was designated a Classical Language in India in 2013. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

    90 votes
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  10. Thai offline for Windows

    English - thai language offline.

    14 votes
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  11. Azerbaijani (Azeri) - Azerbaijan

    What language is spoken in Azerbaijan? Azerbaijani (or Azeri) is the official language of the country.

    9 votes
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  12. Romanian Speech - Romania

    Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

    26 votes
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  13. Cantonese offline

    Support Hong Kong language which is a mix of Cantonese and English

    15 votes
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  14. Malay Speech - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    Add speech recognition support for Malay

    13 votes
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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. 6 votes
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. Kinyarwanda - Ikinyarwanda - Rwanda

    Kinyarwanda (Ikinyarwanda) Kinyarwanda is a Bantu language spoken with about 12 million speakers who live mainly in Rwanda, where it is the national language, along with French and English. It is also spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

    5 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. 20 votes
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