Google Maps Hindi

If you're one of the 310 million people who count Hindi as your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Google India announced the rollout of the feature today, which is available for the web and on Android devices running Android 4.3 and above.

To set Hindi as the language on the web client, you can navigate to Google's Indian page and select Hindi from the list of languages, or change the language from your account settings. On Android, all you have to do is set Hindi as the language in the "Language and Input" section of your device's settings menu.

Google is currently offering transliteration into Hindi, which means that you will still be able to see location names in English along with Hindi. The search giant is also in the process of enabling Hindi as a language for voice-based navigation, although there isn't a clear date on when this feature might be available. Along with the voice search update from last month that optimized the voice recognition engine for Indian dialects, Google is steadily rolling out features to make its services more accessible to users in the subcontinent.

Hindi speakers, are you excited to have the ability to navigate Google Maps in your language?

Source: Google


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Google Maps is now available in Hindi


I wished Google Maps had a setting to show both English and Hindi names (or other languages in other places) much like Google Earth does and it won't change the menu texts to the foreign language. I'm attempting to learn Hindi and it would be neat to see both the English names of places as well as their Hindi Devanagari equivalent when viewing them in Google Maps so I can learn how to pronounce it correctly in some cases. Good to see Google adding in Hindi in more places, now bring on audio input into Google Translate for Hindi and I'll be living in learning heaven!