Microsoft Translator adds Zulu and Somali to its supported languages

Translation tools can be useful, especially when trying to learn a new language. However, not all translators support all languages ​​spoken around the world, such as those belonging to small populations of speakers. This can cause problems for these groups of people. Microsoft strives to solve this problem by continuously working to improve its translator through constant updates. And after adding other languages ​​in the past, such as Bashkir, Dhivehi, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, etc.Microsoft Translator now offers Somali and Zulu to its growing list of languages.

To introduce the new languages ​​in the Translator update, Microsoft provided valuable information and anecdotes about them and even translated phrases that can be useful to tourists who might want to visit areas where the languages ​​are spoken.

“The Somali language is spoken throughout the Horn of Africa by more than 21 million people in Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Kenya,” Microsoft Translator said. Publish bed. “The language belongs to the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family. It is related to languages ​​such as Oromo, Afar and Hadiyya.

Zulu, meanwhile, is spoken by 12 million people in South Africa and neighboring countries. “The Zulu language belongs to the Bantu language family, related to languages ​​such as Swahili and Xhosa,” the message continues. “Zulu is a home language in South Africa and is recognized as one of the 11 official languages ​​of South Africa. The Zulu people are known for their intricate beadwork, which is used both as decoration and as a form of communication to convey information about the wearer.

According to Microsoft, the two newly added languages ​​are already available in the company’s Microsoft Translator, Office, and Translator for Bing apps. Additionally, the translator, a Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service will allow users to include Somali and Zulu languages ​​in their applications, websites, workflows and tools. Additionally, Microsoft pointed out in the post that it can be used with cognitive services such as speech or computer vision to enable speech-to-text and image translation in user applications.