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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 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 are a community or organization working on creating a new language system for Microsoft Translator, reach out to custommt@microsoft.com for more information.

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 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.

    260 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Balochi , Beluchi, Baluchi language

    Balochi language, also spelled Baluchi or Beluchi, one of the oldest living languages of the Indo-Iranian group of the Indo-European languages. A West Iranian language, Balochi is spoken by about five million people as a first or second language in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, India, and Baloch diaspora communities.

    For more details:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_people

    97 votes
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  4. 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.

    24,312 votes
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  5. 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.

    209 votes
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  6. Xitsonga - southern African Bantu language - Tsonga people

    Xitsonga
    Tshivhenda
    Setswana
    Sepedi

    The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga.

    7 votes
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  7. 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.

    10,748 votes
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  8. Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

    Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

    Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

    16 votes
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  9. 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.

    195 votes
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  10. 65 votes
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  11. Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

    Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

    11 votes
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  12. 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.

    179 votes
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  13. Malay camera translations - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    please add malay languange in camera for capture

    8 votes
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  14. Add Ladin language - Italy

    Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
    The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

    7 votes
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  15. Tamil OCR - Tamil Camera translatios - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    Tamil Camera Translations - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    9 votes
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  16. Thai Image & Speech Translations - Thailand

    Hello, Please add translation Thai to english from image (photo, or real time).

    56 votes
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  17. 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.

    463 votes
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  18. 27 votes
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  19. 6 votes
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  20. 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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