Six new European languages added to Google Translate

Wed 26 August 2009 11:03, Editors

Six new European languages added to Google Translate

Google Translate is working on becoming the most extensive 'dictionary' in the world. With ten new languages added Google now supports 51 languages.

Amongst the ten newly added languages are six European languages: Albanian, Belarusian, Icelandic, Irish, Macedonian, and Welsh.

Some of these languages aren't even very 'big' languages where it comes to number of people speaking the specific language.

Welsh for example is only spoken in Wales, England and Argentina while Irish is not even spoken by the entire Irish population.

Macedonian is spoken by no more than 3 million speakers while Belarusian has 9 million speakers. Albanian is spoken by 6 million people, primarily in Albania and Kosovo.

So Google chose to add relatively small languages while other more popular ones are still not in Google Translate.

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