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 have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video. https://youtu.be/UnROjeEHqDE

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

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

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  1. Sindhi - Sindh - Pakistan - India

    Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[6] (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[7][8][9] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. The native speakers of Sindhi are 75 million (2015)[1]. I and many of us have already helped Google Translate in adding Sindhi in its translation system and Google have ranked me major contributor and among top 5% of Google Translate Community. I am writing to request me along with my team/community members are ready to…

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    • Punjabi - Punjab - Pakistan and India

      Can punjabi be added please.
      Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 102 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people who inhabit the historical Punjab region of Pakistan and India. It is the only living language among the Indo-European languages which is a fully tonal language.

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      • Pashto - Afghanistan

        It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country.

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        • Esperanto

          Include Esperanto!

          769 votes
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          • Kurdish language - Kürtçe - Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani)

            Kurdish or Kürtçe is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). A separate group of languages, Zaza-Gorani, is also spoken by several million Kurds, but is linguistically not Kurdish.

            456 votes
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            • Add breton language - Brittany

              Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

              Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

              226 votes
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              • Māori - New Zealand

                The Maori language of New Zealand is a Malayo-Polynesian language, a family of languages commonly divided into four sub-families, namely, Indonesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

                201 votes
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                • Burmese - Burma - Myanmar

                  The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the Constitution of Burma officially recognizes the English name of the language as the Myanmar language, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese.

                  192 votes
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                  • Marathi - Maharashtra - Goa - India

                    Add marathi language
                    Marathi is an Indian language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

                    175 votes
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                    • Kurdish

                      I love Kurdish language.

                      152 votes
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                      • 152 votes
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                        • Kurdish

                          Google added , Facebook Added but we firstly expected that from microsoft. Use Kurdish language in Windows 10 and Bing search..

                          143 votes
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                          • Kurdish

                            we want a free environment against millions of Kurdish bans

                            130 votes
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                            • kurdish

                              we need all microsoft products in Kurdish

                              125 votes
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                              • Kurdish

                                I am Kurdish and I want what my language have spoken around all world

                                123 votes
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                                • Kurdish

                                  Kurdish is World Language

                                  111 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    106 votes
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                                    • Kurdish

                                      Kurdish

                                      105 votes
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                                      • 102 votes
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                                        • Persian / Farsi Speech

                                          Persian, also known as Farsi, is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

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