The languages missing from Google Translate may shock any polyglot or linguist. Here are three of the most imporant ones.
Cantonese is the main language spoken in Hong Kong. Despite being spoken by over 80 million people, Google still hasn’t added it. You can get professional Cantonese translation from Empowerlingua or automatic translation from apps like SayHiTranslate.
It was a whole year ago when Google Translate announced it was going to make an effort to add Cantonese. A Reddit user received this message last February.
“If you want to help get Cantonese added to Google Translate, join the Google Translate Community. They need some help translating some texts, rating, and correcting translation from English to Cantonese and from Cantonese to English.”
An Indo-European language of the East Iranian family, Pashto is related to Persian Farsi from ancient Iran and Parsi, spoken in India by Zoroastrians .The language is spoken mainly in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan by the Pashtun ethnic group and there are about 40 million speakers worldwide.
Pashto interpreters and translators are in high demand, not only among security services at home and abroad but also in courts for legal purposes. A great many hearings in Western Europe now require Pashto court interpreters due to high levels of crime among migrants. The only free Pashto translations you can get right now are from apps like TheWebValue’s (TWV) Pashto English Translator (Android) and the Pashto English Pashtu Dictionary Box & Translator (iOS, Android).
Amharic is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic. Even Hebrew is on Google Translate, but not Amharic. Many Ethiopians living in Israel speak Amharic, as do 22 million people in Ethiopia. It is also the most common African language in California.
TheWebValue offer an Amharic English Translator for Android or you can call EmpowerLingua if you need professional Amharic translations or interpreters.