Google Translate - now in 80 languages (Zulu, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Somali launched)
Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, Google Translate can help you connect to new information and people. Today, we’re launching 9 new languages that span Africa, Asia, and Oceania and have over 200 million native speakers, collectively.
In Africa, we’re adding Somali, Zulu, and the 3 major languages of Nigeria.
Hausa (Harshen Hausa), spoken in Nigeria and neighboring countries with 35 million native speakers
Igbo (Asụsụ Igbo) spoken in Nigeria with 25 million native speakers
Yoruba (èdè Yorùbá) spoken in Nigeria and neighboring countries with 28 million native speakers
Somali (Af-Soomaali) spoken in Somalia and other countries around the Horn of Africa with 17 million native speakers
Zulu (isiZulu) spoken in South Africa and other south-western African countries with 10 million native speakers
There are lots of languages in Africa, and this is the largest expansion into African languages to date (Google Translate supports Swahili and Afrikaans already). The more language is used on the web, the higher chances for us to launch it one day