The existing translating feature from Google seems to have welcomed on board 10 more new languages onto the Plat form,however the integration of Burmese into Google translate seems to come as existing and great news for the Company as well as those individuals speaking Burmese Language.Burmese is the official language of Myanmar, as well as Malayalam, one of India’s six classical languages with 38 million speakers.
The latter is especially significant because it ties into Google’s efforts to get more Indian users onto its services.
India’s official languages are Hindi and English, and the government also recognizes about 20 other languages. According to the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, however, people in India currently speak 780 different languages, with 122 spoken by more than 10,000 people.
According to Google, India currently has about 200 million Internet users, with five million new users added every month, which means that India will have more Internet users than the U.S. within the next year. But only 198 million Indian people are estimated to be proficient in English, so it’s important for Google to increase its roster of offerings in different Indian languages if it wants to tap into that market.
Google’s first priority in Myanmar is to improve access to information with its search engine and tools such as Google Translate and Maps.
According to Google, its latest additions brings Google Translate’s total number of supported languages to 90, and mean that 200 million more people will be able to use it to translate texts to and from their native languages. In its blog post, the company reiterated that the accuracy of Google Translate depends on members of its Translate Colony and Community, who supplement the tool’s algorithms by correcting translations and translating phrases.