Google Translate

Additions including Somali, Zulu and Punjabi bring total supported languages to 80

Google has updated Translate service with support for nine new languages from Africa, Asia and Oceania, bringing the total number of supported languages up to 80. The new additions include Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Somali, Zulu, Mongolian, Nepali, Punjabi and Maori, with more than 200 million native speakers between them. In the case of Maori, spoken by just 160 thousand people, the addition is the result of a volunteer effort by native speakers of the language.

The new languages are available now through Google Translate on the web and on mobile, including the Android app in the Play Store.

Source: Google Translate blog


Reader comments

Google Translate updated with nine new languages


They keep adding all these new languages but the accuracy of the app has steadily declined. My girlfriend is a native Spanish speaker and I used to use Translate to text her in Spanish and translate her replies. The translations have gotten so bad in recent months that they are a joke. That is, when it actually translates. Often it just repeats what I typed in, in the original language, instead of translating at all.

Until Klinger is included it is a non starter for me

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