Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

    December 10, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Google Translate has hit the 80 languages milestone, as Google announced the addition of support for nine more languages.

“Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, Google Translate can help you connect to new information and people,” says software engineer Arne Mauser. “Today, we’re launching 9 new languages that span Africa, Asia, and Oceania and have over 200 million native speakers, collectively.”

These languages would be: Hausa (Harshen Hausa), Igbo (Asụsụ Igbo), Yoruba (èdè Yorùbá), Somali (Af-Soomaali), Zulu (isiZulu), Mongolian (Монгол хэл), Nepali (नेपाली), Punjabi language (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) (Gurmukhi script) and Maori (Te Reo Māori).

The first three are major languages of Nigeria. Somali is spoken in Somalia as well as other countries around the Horn of Africa, and has 17 million native speakers. Zulu is spoken in South Africa as well as other south-western African countries with 10 million native speakers.

In Asia, Mongolian is spoken in Mongolia in addition to parts of China, and has 6 million native speakers. Nepali is poken in Nepal as well as India, and has 17 million native speakers. Punjabi is spoken in India and Pakistan, and has 100 million native speakers.

Maori is spoken in New Zealand with 160 thousand speakers. Support for this language was made possible by a volunteer effort.

Earlier this year, Google added Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. You can see all supported languages here.

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  • http://google.com hirsi abdulahi

    thanks google 4 u adding somalia languege.

  • ali

    thanks for u to addin my mothar langueg somlia

  • ali

    thanks google we are waaiting this day

  • Rayan

    Thank you for adding somali language we really appreciate it

  • http://www.webpronews.com Aabas

    thanks google we are waaiting this day

  • Ahmed CIroowe

    Thank you google translate for adding afsomali( somali language) we are waiting this development

  • osman

    thank u google for adding somali language

  • Asad

    Thanks google for adding Somali language we have been waiting like today

  • http://Calanka Zuheib

    @thank you very much Google!
    for adding somali languege! Big thank again.

  • Lal Rai

    Thank you Google for adding Nepali language.

  • farah

    thanks for adding somali langauge

  • Kumar Acharya

    Thanks Google to add nepali language. ..

  • saroj bastola

    thank you google

  • saroj bastola

    thank you

  • Dip

    Thank you for adding nepali language

  • siiso cent

    thanks for the google developers we are so much thankful to google by adding somali language to the list of language this will help any somali person thank you so much..

  • Ogbonnaya Emeraghi

    Thank you for adding Igbo language.

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    Well done to goegle it is part of history and we as people really apriciated the this effort you made viva Somalia

  • Bhola N Bagale

    Thanks google for adding Nepali language !

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    Thank u adding my mother language somali thNks allot of

  • Nadia

    Thanks Google for adding Somali language, great news really. Just want add Somali native speakers are approximately 25 millions if not more. Countries speaking somali include :North Ethiopia (ogaadenya region about 6 million), North Kenya former Somali region called NFD (4 millions), Djubuti, Somalia etc. an estimated 3 million live in abroad most In Europe , America and United Arab Emirates.

    Thank you Google.

    • the big boss

      halkeed Somaliland u ilawday ,,???

  • http://Googleapplication Ayman

    Am glad becouse i get in google translate thank you adna wad mahasantahay sidaa uga hadashay google….see you later

  • mohamed ZakiBX

    Thank Allah first and then thanks to google you added my beautiful language somali reall we are really happy this is big job and it’s really good work we happy and thanks to you again really google

  • Krishna Shresrha

    Thank you so much for facility to translate into Nepali .

  • http://google yussef

    thank you verry murch google for somali google translate i am happy for that thnkz alot

  • Vedh Khatiwada

    thanks or adding Nepali language. We the nepali speaking people are very
    pleased to see this new development.

    Thanks the google team who work for this development.

  • Hanad hajji salad

    Thnkz google for adding somali languge

  • Hasti Mohammad Hasand

    There live more than 80 millions people in the world that their’s mother language is Pashto,so we want Pashto language in google translate.

    thank you

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  • Nimatullah sarhadi

    Please we Pashto language to add to google translate.

    • Akhtar Mohammad Ziarmal

      I request (Google translate) team to ADD Pashto into Google translate. All Afghans are ready to help the Pashto translate voluntarily, I am one of them to help Pashto Translate Section for free.

  • http://Www.google.org Nimatullah sarhadi

    Please we Pashto language to add to google translate. Pashto is more than 80 millions speaker so please we request from google.org to add Pashto to google translate.

  • TJ

    thanking Google for add my somali language

  • Mujeeb Samim

    thanks for add

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  • sahil safi

    I want our National Language Pashto in Google Translate.
    Pashto is a Popular Language in all World it Speaks in Afghanistan,Pakistan,India and some other Countries it is so necessary to have Pashto in Google Translate.
    I think Pashto must in first added in Google Translate i dont know why Google Team is Late on adding Pashto to Google Translate.
    We Afghans hopes that Soon Google Team will Replay us when they start work on it and we can help u in Adding.
    Regards !!
    Sahil Safi