{Conguratulations} Afaan Oromoo has been one of the 24 new languages added to Google translate. Kudos to those who paid the ultimate!

Google Translate adds 24 new languages including Afaan Oromo, Assamese & Bhojpur

At the Google I/O, the company announced that it has added 24 languages to Google Translate, now supporting a total of 133 used around the globe. The company said that over 300 million people speak these newly added languages in India, Africa, Nepal and more.

It has also added Indigenous languages of the Americas (Quechua, Guarani and Aymara) and an English dialect (Sierra Leonean Krio) to translate for the first time.

Google said that these languages are added using Zero-Shot Machine Translation, where a machine learning model only sees monolingual text — meaning, it learns to translate into another language without ever seeing an example. So, this isn’t perfect, and it will keep improving the models to deliver the same experience used with other languages such as Spanish or German translation.

List of 24 new languages to Google Translate

Assamese

Aymara

Bambara

Bhojpuri

Dhivehi

Dogri

Ewe

Guarani

Ilocano

Konkani

Krio

Kurdish (Sorani)

Lingala

Luganda

Maithili

Meiteilon (Manipuri)

Mizo

Oromo

Quechua

Sanskrit

Sepedi

Tigrinya

Tsonga

Twi

Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

8 thoughts on “{Conguratulations} Afaan Oromoo has been one of the 24 new languages added to Google translate. Kudos to those who paid the ultimate!”

  1. Afan Oromo has been rich in words, the second largest spoken in East Africa and scientific medium of instruction in academic and government working language in 🇪🇹 Ethiopia inculded in Google transation as one of the international 150 largely used languages in the world. Congratuation!!

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  2. Afaan Oromoo sadarkaa kana gahuu isaa waan guddaa tokkoo. It is like a significant milestone. Namootni hedduun lubbuun itti wareegamaniitu afaan kuni as gahe.

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