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This article was published on February 17, 2016


Google Translate now serves more than 99% of the world’s online population

Google Translate now serves more than 99% of the world’s online population
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Google Translate has added support for 13 new languages today, bringing its total to 103.

The latest additions include Kurdish, Hawaiian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Amharic, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa.

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Google says it’s now able to offer translation services to over 120 million people, which accounts for 99 percent of the world’s online population.

Ahead of International Mother Language Day on February 21, Google is also asking people to get involved in its Translate Community and help validate the translations it already has, as well as contributing some of your own.

➤ From Amharic to Xhosa, introducing Translate in 13 new languages — now over 100 in total! [Google]

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