[Google I/O] Google Translate adds support for 24 more languages

Google Translate is enriched today with the addition of 24 new languages. The online translation service now has 133 in total. Google adds that more than 300 million people speak these newly added languages. The announcement was made at the Google I/O conference.

Details of the new languages ​​for Google Translate

Here are the details of the 24 new languages ​​making their debut on Google Translate:

  • Assameseused by about 25 million people in North East India.
  • Aymaraused by approximately two million people in Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
  • Bambaraused by approximately 14 million people in Mali.
  • Bhojpuriused by around 50 million people in northern India, Nepal and Fiji
  • Dhivehiused by approximately 300,000 people in the Maldives
  • Dogriused by about three million people in northern India
  • Eweused by about seven million people in Ghana and Togo.
  • Guaraniused by approximately seven million people in Paraguay and Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
  • Ilocanoused by approximately 10 million people in the northern Philippines
  • Konkaniused by about two million people in central India
  • Krioused by approximately four million people in Sierra Leone
  • Kurdish (Sorani)used by about eight million people, mostly in Iraq.
  • Lingalaused by approximately 45 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola and the Republic of South Sudan.
  • Lugandaused by about 20 million people in Uganda and Rwanda
  • Maithiliused by around 34 million people in northern India
  • Meiteilon (Manipuri)used by about two million people in northeastern India
  • Mizoused by about 830,000 people in North East India.
  • Oromoused by approximately 37 million people in Ethiopia and Kenya
  • Quechuaused by approximately 10 million people in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and neighboring countries.
  • Sanskritused by about 20,000 people in India
  • Sepediused by approximately 14 million people in South Africa
  • Tigrinyaused by about eight million people in Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Tsongaused by around seven million people in South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • Twiused by approximately 11 million people in Ghana.

New techniques for adding

Google says these new additions to its Translation service are notable as they are the first languages ​​added using Zero-Shot Machine Translation technology, which allows a machine learning model to see only monolingual texts. , that is, to learn to translate into another language without ever seeing an example. Google recognizes that the technology isn’t perfect. “We will continue to improve these templates to give you the same experience you are used to with a Spanish or German translation, for example”the group said.

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