Google Translate Adds 5 Languages

Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Translate has added supports for five more languages spoken by more than 183 million people worldwide, the company announced this week. Google Translate now handles more than 70 languages.

The five new languages, with Google facts on each, are:

  • Bosnian:  The official language in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Cebuano:  One of the languages from the Phillipines.
  • Hmong:  Spoken by the Hmong people across China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
  • Javanese:  The second-most-spoken language in Indonesia, with 83 million native speakers.
  • Marathi:  An Indian language with 73 million native speakers. Google Translate already supports several other Indian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Except Bosnian, Google says the new languages are in "alpha" testing, meaning the Google translation quality may not be perfect, but will improve over time. Google Translate can be accessed on the Google Translate homepage, via Chrome, in Gmail, or on an Androi or iOS device. 


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  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 3:46 AM, shinyshahul wrote:

    Dear Google Translate,

    i would like to request you to support & add malayalalm translation in google translate.

    everyone is waiting for that and it will be very useful and helpful to everyone. you have already supported many other indian languages like bengali, kannada, hindi, tamil,etc etc... pls do the needful as soon as possible. Hope will receive a quick respond from your side.

    thank you in advance to do that.

    thanking you,


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