Google Translate now supports Sindhi, Pashto
Google Translate is a free tool that allows anyone to translate one language to another.
(Web Desk) – No matter what language you speak, Google today (Friday) included another 13 languages including Pashto and Sindhi in the translation software to make it easier for the users to communicate with millions of new friends and break language barriers one conversation at a time.
Google Translate is a free tool that allows anyone to translate information from one language to another. You can use the Translate app on your Android or iOS phone to type in over 100 different languages or hand write phrases in 90 languages.
Google Translate is also integrated into Google products like Chrome, Search, Gmail and YouTube so that content automatically appears in your language of choice.
“In 2006, we started with machine learning-based translations between English and Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Almost 10 years later, with today’s update, we now offer103 languages that cover 99% of the online population,” the tech giant said in a blog.
The 13 new languages — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa — help bring a combined 120 million new people to the billions who can already communicate with Translate all over the world.
“Pashto (Afghanistan and Pakistan) is written in Perso-Arabic script with an additional 12 letters, for a total of 44,” Google said while providing few fun facts about the new languages.
“Sindhi (Pakistan and India) was the native language of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the “Father of the Nation” of Pakistan,” it added:
It is estimated that there are over 26 million Sindhi speakers around the world. Speakers of these languages will now be able to type or handwrite a phrase on their phone or computer and it will be instantly translated into English, or vice versa.
For each new language, Google is making translations better over time, both by improving algorithms and systems and by learning from your translations with Translate Community.
As Google scan the Web for billions of already translated texts, it uses machine learning to identify statistical patterns at enormous scale, so their machines can “learn” the language. But, as already existing documents can’t cover the breadth of a language, the tech giant also rely on people in Translate Community to help improve current Google Translate languages and add new ones, like Frisian and Kyrgyz.
So far, over 3 million people have contributed approximately 200 million translated words.