Google Translate Adds 5 Languages
May 9th 2013 10:48AM
Updated May 9th 2013 12:10PM
Google 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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