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. Igbo

    Language from east Nigeria

    2 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Karen

    I would like to be able to translate text that is sent home for parents, in their native language, which is Karen.

    4 votes
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  4. Kurdish sorany

    Very important 40milion people speaking kurdish

    4 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Tibetan

    Please add Tibetan language also.. It is the national language of Tibet.. We are the people of His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama..

    4 votes
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  7. Canadian French

    Canadian French is currently not supported by Translator. Can this be added? The product does not clear legal verification without supporting Canadian French

    6 votes
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  8. Kürdi

    ém dîxâwzın kürdi bıxwnin
    U bınıwîsîn

    3 votes
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  9. EN-GB to EN-US

    It would be great to get "translations" for different language localizations via either the /translate or the /dictionary apis. A simple web search shows that this is a wide-spread need that has few if any pre-built solutions.

    This would be useful for all variations of english as well as any other language with country-specific words such as spanish.

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Urdu

    I want to speak Urdu and wanna translate it in English

    3 votes
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  12. Setswana please

    Please add Setswana

    5 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 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.

    205 votes
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  15. Marathi and Gujarati

    Gujarati and marathi shall be added

    5 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Can you please make so that Samoan L

    Can you please make so that Samoan Language can be changed to in the essentials and in favorites.

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  20. Assamese

    I want this

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