Google Translate will have 24 new languages, here is the list

Jakarta – Google has announced the addition of 24 new languages ​​to be included in its translation platform, i.e. Google Translate. This was conveyed at the Google I/O 2022 conference.

Quoting Engadget, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the expansion allows the company to cover the languages ​​spoken by more than 300 million people.

So, Pichai said, the total number of languages ​​supported by Google Translate has currently reached 133.

Pichai attributes the breakthrough to a new artificial intelligence (AI) monolingual learning approach, in which Google’s translation algorithm learns portions of text without first looking at the sample.

In his blog, Isaac Caswell, Senior Software Engineer, Google Translate states that nearly 300 million people speak the new languages ​​they added.

“Like Mizo, which is used by around 800,000 people in India’s far northeast, and Lingala, which is used by over 45 million people across central Africa,” Caswell said.

Additionally, Native American languages ​​(Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara) and dialects of English (Sierra Leonean Krio) have also been added to Google Translate for the first time.

Caswell added, although their new machine learning technology isn’t perfect.

“We will continue to improve this model to provide the same experience you normally would with Spanish or German translations, for example,” Caswell said.


List of new languages ​​on Google Translate

Here is a complete list of the new languages ​​now available on Google Translate, quoted on the official blog:

  1. Assamese, spoken by about 25 million people in northeastern India
  2. Aymara, used by around two million people in Bolivia, Chile and Peru
  3. Bambara, used by around 14 million people in Mali
  4. Bhojpuri, used by around 50 million people in northern India, Nepal and Fiji
  5. Dhivehi, used by around 300,000 people in the Maldives
  6. Dogri, used by around three million people in northern India
  7. Ewe, used by approximately seven million people in Ghana and Togo
  8. Guarani, used by around seven million people in Paraguay and Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
  9. Ilocano, used by approximately 10 million people in the northern Philippines
  10. Konkani, used by around two million people in central India
  11. Krio, used by around four million people in Sierra Leone
  12. Kurdish (Sorani), spoken by about eight million people, mostly in Iraq
  13. Lingala, used by approximately 45 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Angola and Republic of South Sudan
  14. Luganda, used by around 20 million people in Uganda and Rwanda
  15. Maithili, used by around 34 million people in northern India
  16. Meiteilon (Manipuri), used by about two million people in northeast India
  17. Mizo, used by around 830,000 people in northeast India
  18. Oromo, used by about 37 million people in Ethiopia and Kenya
  19. Quechua, used by approximately 10 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and neighboring countries
  20. Sanskrit, spoken by about 20,000 people in India
  21. Bicycles, used by around 14 million people in South Africa
  22. Tigrinya, used by approximately eight million people in Eritrea and Ethiopia
  23. Tsonga, used by around seven million people in Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  24. Twi, is used by approximately 11 million people in Ghana.

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