Twitter is now available in five new languages including both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog and Malay. These new choices join the 12 other languages that Twitter had already supported.

Screen shot 2011 09 14 at 4.12.07 PM 520x276 Twitter now in 5 new languages including Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog and Malay

Twitter uses a crowd-sourced translation that uses 290,000 volunteers to translate Twitter.com as well as support pages and Twitter apps. Twitter says that it will be adding more languages to its Translation Center soon including Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish and Hungarian.

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You can change your language preference for Twitter by going to your Settings page at Twitter.com after logging in and selecting a language there. Once you hit save all of the portions of Twitter that aren’t Tweets should be more familiar to you.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect a change in the languages offered from Filipino to Tagalog on Twitter’s blog post.