Technology

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Google has added another 13 languages including Pashto and Sindhi in the translation software.

Users now can translate text from practically any mainstream language of the world into Sindhi and Pashto and vice versa.

With the addition of Sindhi and Pashto, Google Translate now offers the service in a total of 103 languages spoken by 99 per cent of the online population, the tech giant claimed in a blog.

About 120 million users will now be able to communicate in their native languages with the introduction of 13 new languages — Sindhi, Pashto, Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona and Xhosa.

“Pashto (Afghanistan and Pakistan) is written in Perso-Arabic script with an additional 12 letters, for a total of 44,” Google said while providing few fun facts about the new languages.

“Sindhi (Pakistan and India) was the native language of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the “Father of the Nation” of Pakistan,” it added:

It is estimated that there are over 26 million Sindhi speakers around the world. Speakers of these languages will now be able to type or handwrite a phrase on their phone or computer and it will be instantly translated into English, or vice versa.