Google Translate will support 110 languages, Marwari and Awadhi will be included


Google Translate Update:  The world's renowned tech giant company Google has made a big change in its translation service Google Translate. Now 110 new languages ​​have been included in it. This is the biggest expansion in the history of Google Translate, which now allows translation into a total of 243 languages. Google's Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, PaLM 2, has played an important role in adding these new languages. Palm 2 has helped in learn new languages, especially those languages ​​that are similar to each other or are dialects of a particular region.


Awadhi and Marwari also included 

The newly added languages ​​also include some regional dialects of India like Awadhi and Marwari. This expansion is part of Google's ambitious 1000 languages ​​initiative. This initiative was announced in November 2022 and aims to create AI models for the 1000 most spoken languages ​​in the world. The inclusion of 110 new languages ​​is a major achievement of this project. 

Google prioritized including the most widely used form of each language. For example, there are many dialects of Romani spoken in Europe, but Google Translate included Southern Vlax Romani because it is the most commonly used online. The selection of new languages ​​also took into account how much textual data is available in those languages ​​that can be used to teach AI models. 

Some of the notable new languages ​​include Cantonese, which was one of the most requested languages ​​on Google Translate. The Afar language, which is a tonal language spoken in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, has also been added. Nearly a quarter of the new languages ​​are from Africa, showing Google's commitment to including diverse languages. 

In its blog, Google also said that the volunteer community has also played an important role in adding new languages, especially in those areas where digital content is less available. Overall, this expansion of Google Translate is a big step towards breaking the language barrier and making information accessible to more people.