During the Google I / O 2022 conference, US-based tech giant Google announced improvements to its Google translation service, adding 24 new languages, including Native American languages and languages around Africa and India.
“Over the years, Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities around the world. And we want to make that possible for more people – especially those whose languages are not represented in most technologies. So today we’ve added 24 languages for translation.” , Now supports a total of 133 used worldwide, “Google wrote in a blog post.
More than 300 million people speak these newly added languages - such as Mizo, used by about 800,000 people in the far northeast of India, and Lingala, used by more than 45 million people across Central Africa.
Different types of English dialects are available in the market.
Here is a complete list of new languages now available in Google Translate:
– Used by Assamese, about 25 million people in Northeast India
– Used by about two million people in Aymara, Bolivia, Chile and Peru
– Used by about 14 million people in Bambara, Mali
– Used by about 50 million people in Bhojpuri, North India, Nepal and Fiji
– Used by about 300,000 people in Dhivehi, Maldives
– Dogri, used by about three million people in northern India
– Used by about seven million people in Ewe, Ghana and Togo
– Used by about seven million people in Guarani, Paraguay and Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
– Ilokano, spoken by about 10 million people in the northern Philippines
– Konkani, used by about two million people in Central India
– About four million people use it in Creo, Sierra Leone
– Kurdish (Sorani), used by about eight million people, mostly in Iraq
– Lingala, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola and the Republic of South Sudan are used by approximately 45 million people.
– About 20 million people speak English, Uganda and Rwanda
– Maithili, used by about 34 million people in northern India
– Meteilon (Manipuri), used by about two million people in north-east India
– Mizo, used by about 830,000 people in Northeast India
– About 37 million people speak English, Ethiopia and Kenya
– Used by about 10 million people in Quechua, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and neighboring countries
– Sanskrit, used by about 20,000 people in India
– Sepedi, used by about 14 million people in South Africa
– Spoken by about 8 million people in Tigrinya, Eritrea and Ethiopia
– Tsonga, Swatini, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe use about seven million people in Twi, Ghana uses about 11 million people
“It’s also a technological milestone for Google Translate. We added these first languages using Zero-Shot Machine Translation, where a machine learning model can only see monolingual text – meaning it learns to translate into another language without ever seeing it. Although this technology Impressive, it’s not perfect, “said Google.
“And we’ll continue to improve these models to give you the same experience you are accustomed to with a Spanish or German translation, for example. If you want to dig into the technical details, check out our Google AI blog post and research paper,” the company added.