Google has announced that it’s Translate service now supports 13 new languages, making the total number of supported languages over 100, covering 99 percent of the global population.
The new languages include Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa.
Google said in a blog post,
In 2006, we started with machine learning-based translations between English and Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Almost 10 years later, with today’s update, we now offer 103 languages that cover 99% of the online population.
The 13 new languages — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa — help bring a combined 120 million new people to the billions who can already communicate with Translate all over the world.
Most of the new languages are quite common in their regions, catering a wide popular in various regions. The addition of new languages, as per Google, will help over 129 million new people who can communicate in their language using Google Translate.
Google also explained that they are going to add more languages in the future, as well as improve the existing ones from time to time, improving the algorithms and systems and by learning from your translations with Translate Community.
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