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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  2. Igbo

    Language from east Nigeria

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  3. Choctaw

    Only Native American tribe to help fight off Spanish invasions & British after independence. Never at war with U.S. First code talkers (14) helped win WWI.

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  4. To Levantine arabic

    I really wish you would include thevreverse the translation to include English to Levantine Arabic.

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  5. Listening mode

    Here is the use case. I am a technology consultant and I visit Sweden a lot. there are many times I am in a meeting and then the people around me talk Swedish, and I am just in listening mode, not able to understand what is being said. All I would like (love!) is to open my translator app, and click a button to keep listening and translating , from Swedish to English. the app would be listening via the the phone microphone, and would display as text / chat stream so I can follow along discretely.

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  6. Setswana please

    Please add Setswana

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  8. Oriyan

    Oriyan, bengali, punjabi and other language is not there please add it

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  15. Kurdish

    Ez Kurdî dixwazim

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  19. مشورہ

    کاش ہم قومیت سے بہتر پاکستانی بن جائے سیاسی لیڈروں نے ہم تعصب کی بنیاد پر الگ کیا اپنا زہنی غلام بنایا قومیت سے بہتر ایک قوم بنے پاکستانی بنئیے

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