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 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. Luganda

    A widely spoken language in Uganda

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  2. Irish

    Your app is fantastic, but was disappointed to find that Irish (Gaelic) is not a language included in your magnificent list. Please include Irish.
    Thank You.
    Go raibh maith agat.

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  3. Swahili Offline

    Ningependa kuona lugha yetu ya kiswahili inawekwa offline, hii ni kwasababu Microsoft translator ni app mhimu sana kwetu katika kujifunza lugha ngeni lakini kutokana na kudorora kwa teknolojia kwenye jamii ya Afrika mashariki hii ni pamoja na ukosefu wa internet ya uhakika kwa muda wote inatuwia vigumu sana kupata huduma kwani hatuwezi kutumia application hii bila internet. Itakuwa na baraka kubwa sana kwetu endapo mtatuwezesha kuiweka lugha yetu offline. Nipo tayari kushirikiana nanyi katika hili. Ahsante sana.

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  4. Tigrinya

    This is a language that is spoken but not written so we are having a hard time translating for said students

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  5. 1 vote
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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. Sign language

    How about translating, at the very least, English to Sign Language?

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Nepali

    Many people use this app if Nepali language is added

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Kindly include Gujarati language and Sanskrit language

    Please include Gujarati and Sanskrit language.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Karen language

    The Karen language (ကညီကျိာ်) is spoken by around 4 million native speakers in Myanmar and Thailand. There are a large Karen community living in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and all over Europe. It would be a great progress for our Karen people if we can have access to Karen translation. If you could add Karen language to the service, we would gladly help translate millions of words into Karen language. We want to help to make this happen. The Karen language is also known as S'gaw Karen language however, Karen alone is commonly known.…

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. A Nigerian language called Igbo

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  19. A Nigerian language called Igbo.

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  20. অসমীয়া

    অসমীয়া ভাষাৰ ব্যৱহাৰ আৰম্ভ কৰা প্ৰয়োজন ।
    Want to add assamese language. I am a language student. So if you need any kind of help to add assamese language please contact me or email me I will definitely help Microsoft team. Please let me know how do I add assamese language. I am from Assam.

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