Saying "hello" in Sindhi online just got a little easier along with the addition of 11 other languages to Google Translate today. This brings the total number of languages Google Translate supports to just over 100, making it simpler for people, no matter what language they speak, to communicate with one another.
Now Sindhi speakers can type or handwrite a phrase on their phone or computer and it will be instantly translated into English, or vice versa.
Sveta Kelman, Senior Program Manager, Google Translate says "The Internet is transforming the way people around the world communicate, learn, live and work, but the Web is only useful if it's in a language you can understand. By bringing more languages online with Google Translate, we hope more people can have a relevant and useful experience on the Web".
With over 26 million Sindhi speaking citizens around the world, introducing Sindhi to Google Translate will help the new generation of Sindhis enrich their knowledge about their community.It will also be helpful for tourists visiting India making it easier for English and Sindhi speakers to communicate with each other.
Some of the other languages added today are Hawaiian, Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa.
Google Translate launched in 2006 in Russian, Arabic and Chinese. Today it supports over 100 languages, reaches over 500 million people around the world each month, and processes a million words a second.