Google Translate has released a major update, so check out all the new languages introduced.
Google Translate is one of the most incredible testimonies to the power of technology. With just a few keystrokes, you can translate any sentence into a large number of languages. With the latest update, this number has increased to 133. These new languages are spoken by no less than 300 million people, so this update is very impactful.
Why did he come now? Well, those languages have been added to Google Translate through a new technology the company calls “Zero-Shot Machine Translation.” There are not huge datasets of human translations for these languages, which Google uses to teach translation more widely and traditionally documented languages.
Zero-Shot Machine Translation will teach the model via monolingual text. This means that he will be able to translate a language without ever seeing an example. Google warns that “while this technology is impressive, it’s not perfect,” and says it will continue to work to improve it.
For more information on Google’s innovations, check out everything Google announced at Google I/O 2022.
All languages in the new Google Translate update
- Assameseused by about 25 million people in North East India
- Aymaraused by approximately 2 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 3 million people in northern India
- Eweused by about 7 million people in Ghana and Togo
- Guaraniused by approximately 7 million people in Paraguay and Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
- Ilocanoused by approximately 10 million people in the northern Philippines
- Konkaniused by about 2 million people in central India
- Krioused by approximately 4 million people in Sierra Leone
- Kurdish (Sorani)used by about 8 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 2 million people in North East India
- Mizoused by approximately 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 8 million people in Eritrea and Ethiopia
- Tsongaused by approximately 7 million people in Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe
- Twiused by approximately 11 million people in Ghana
All languages in Google Translate before the new update
About Google Translate
Google Translate was first launched in 2006, initially relying on United Nations and European Parliament transcripts for linguistic data. It translates over 100 billion words every day. The latest program update, in May 2020, added 5 new languages.
Google prides itself on using its software to break down barriers and connect communities, and hopes the latest update will extend those benefits to “those whose languages aren’t represented in most technologies.”
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