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

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  1. 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.

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    • Please provide transliteration and/or phonetics for both original text (from-language) and translated text (to-language)

      Please add transliteration for both original text and translated text in Chinese, Cantonese, Korean ...

      For example, 粵語拼音 (Jyutping), it is the standard Romanization scheme of Cantonese, and it helps people to pronounce.
      Here's the information about standard Cantonese Romanization scheme: 粵語審音配詞字庫 - The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

      Thanks for helping language leaners!

      175 votes
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      • 4 votes
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        • 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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          • 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.

            102 votes
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            • Chewa / Chichewa or Nyanja / Chinyanja, Zambia and Mozambique

              Chewa, also known as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The noun class prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also called Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia, and Cinianja in Mozambique).

              3 votes
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              • Guaraní - Paraguay

                Guaraní is a Tupí-Guarani language spoken by about 4.6 million people in Paraguay. There are also small communities of Guaraní speakers in Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.

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                • Haitian Creole Speech

                  Please allow for Haitian Creole Speech in Translator

                  3 votes
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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Filipino Offline for Windows

                    No FILIPINO offline translation can be downloaded.
                    App Version 4.8.3.0

                    5 votes
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                    • yoruba

                      add the Yoruba dialect from Nigeria, West Africa

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                      • Inuktitut

                        Inuktitut is an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia by about 65,000 people. There is in fact a dialect continumum of Inuktitut dialects across the Arctic with varying degress of mutually intelligibility between them. The language is used in schools and local government to some extent.

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                        • Jèrriais

                          Jèrriais is a severely endangered language spoken in Jersey, Channel Islands by probably under 1,000 native speakers. It is related to mainland Nouormand and is taught to children in Island schools. Giving it a digital presence is essential to its future.

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                          • 15 votes
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                            • 32 votes
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                              • Apache - Arizona - New Mexico - USA

                                Apache is an Athabaskan (Na-Dené) language spoken by about 15,000 in Arizona and New Mexico. There are in fact two Apache languages: Western Apache and Eastern Apache, each of which has a number of dialects, including Jicarilla, Lipan, Kiowa-Apache, Chiricahua, and Mescalero. The Apache and Navajo languages are closely related.

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                                • Hebrew Speech

                                  ‎Hello the problem is that there is not vocalization in Hebrew could you remedy this if possible. ‎

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Armenian - Armenia

                                    It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

                                    15 votes
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                                    • 32 votes
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                                      • Can you make the English language in American accent not in a British one

                                        The English language in Microsoft translator is in a British accent I want it to be in American accent please!!

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                                        • 25 votes
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