Microsoft Translator gets support for 13 new African languages

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Translator

Earlier today Microsoft announced its adding support for 13 new African languages to Microsoft Translator. Not long ago, the app also got support for two African languages, Zulu and Somali.

In 2021, Microsoft Translator hit the 100-language milestone with 5.6 billion users. Today’s announcement further builds on this pushing the number of supported languages to 124. What’s more, it will help empower over 335 million African language communities to tap into their maximum potential.

According to Microsoft:

Text translation for the 13 new African languages is available now in the Microsoft Translator apps, Office, and Translator for Bing. Using Translator, a Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service, you can add African languages’ text translation to your apps, websites, workflows, and tools; or use Translator’s Document Translation feature to translate entire documents, or volumes of documents, in a variety of different file formats preserving their original formatting

Sesotho sa Leboa, Luganda, Kinyarwanda, Igbo, chiShona, and Hausa are among the 13 new African languages that Microsoft Translator now supports. Be sure to head over to Microsoft’s blog post to check out the full list of supported languages.

In related news, the Translator app for iOS recently got a redesign. The update also featured expanded language support and an upgraded backend for the image translation feature.