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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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  1. Add Bantu language

    Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Sotho - SeSotho - Lesotho - South Africa

    Sotho /ˈsuːtuː/ (Sesotho[5]; also known as Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho[6]) is a Southern Bantu language of the Sotho-Tswana (S.30) group, spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Lesotho, where it is the national language.

    8 votes
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  4. Yoruba - Nigeria

    Yoruba /ˈjɒrʊbə/ is a language spoken in West Africa mainly in Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in other parts of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the Caribbean.

    8 votes
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  5. Kazakh - Khazakh - Qazaq - Kazakhstan

    Khazakh (қазақша) is a Turcic language, spoken by about 5 to 6 million people in the Republic of Kazakstan and in parts of China and Khyrghyzstan. It is closely related to Khyrghyz language, and has also relations to Uzbek, Uyghur, Turkmen and other turcic languages.

    Wikipedia:
    Kazakh or Qazaq is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China by about 8 million people. Kazakh was first written with the Arabic script during the 19th century when a number of poets, educated in Islamic schools, incited revolt against Russia.

    11 votes
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  6. Gàidhlig - Scotland

    Gàidhlig, known commonly in English as Scottish Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Gàidhlig, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish. Gàidhlig is also native to Eastern Canadian provinces, such as Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

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  7. Uyghur - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

    I am a teacher in Xinjiang University, China, and a researcher at the Key Laboratory of intelligent information processing of Xinjiang University. We find it is necessary to add Uyghur language in Bing Ttranslator.

    Uyghur is a Turkic language with about 10 million speakers mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and also in Afghanistan, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, the USA and Uzbekistan.

    95 votes
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  8. Add Odia - Oriya - Odisha - Orissa Language

    Odia is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 33 million people mainly in the Indian state of Odisha, and also in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Gujarat. Odia is closely related to Bengali and Assamese, and used to be known as Oriya, and Odisha used to be known as Orissa in English.

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  9. Xhosa - isiXhosa - Xosa - South Africa

    Xhosa (isiXhosa) Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by about 7.9 million people mainly in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State and Northern Cape in South Africa and also in Lesotho.

    Xhosa language, Xhosa formerly spelled Xosa, a Bantu language spoken by seven million people in South Africa, especially in Eastern province. Xhosa is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

    8 votes
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  10. 158 votes
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  11. Shona - Zimbabwe

    Please add Shona to the translation program

    11 votes
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  12. Brazilian Portugese

    Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

    15 votes
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  13. Esperanto

    Include Esperanto!

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  14. 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.

    84 votes
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  15. Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    3 votes
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  16. Shqip

    Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Low Saxon

    Please add low saxon, a language spoken in North Germany, Netherlands, Paraguay, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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