Google Translate, developed by Google updated three new Northeast Indian languages–Assamese, Meiteilon (Manipuri) and Mizo to its platform. Along with the three languages update, Google on Wednesday added 21 languages to Google Translate across the world.
According to the update from Google, Assamese is used by about 25 million, Meiteilon (Manipuri) is used by about two million, and Mizo is used by about 830,000 people in Northeast India.
Among the 24 new languages added to Google Translate, a total of eight Indian languages are added to the platform. Sanskrit, Dogri, Bhojpuri, Konkani and Maithili, spoken in northern and central India are the other Indian languages added.
Google’s Isaac Caswell, Senior Software Engineer on Wednesday over Google Translate learns 24 new languages announcement said, “For years, Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities all over the world. And we want to make this possible for even more people — especially those whose languages aren’t represented in most technology. So today we’ve added 24 languages to Translate, now supporting a total of 133 used around the globe”.
The latest update of 24 new languages was helped by many native speakers, professors and linguists who worked with Google.