Google Translate now covers 103 languages

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Google Translate now covers over 100 languages, including Corsican, Kurdish and Luxembourgish.

Google's popular automated translation service Google Translate has reached a new milestone.

Google says it can now translate 103 languages, meaning it can cater to 99% of the online population.

Google Translate said on Wednesday it added 13 new languages, including Corsican, Hawaiian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Scots Gaelic and Xhosa.

The company said the new languages will help a combined 120 million new people translate online content.

Google Translate was launched in 2006 and originally translated four languages: English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

The program uses sophisticated "machine learning" to translate large swaths of text and spoken language. Google has also received tips from over 3 million people to improve its translation service.

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Google, owned by parent company Alphabet (GOOGL), is among the most valuable companies in the world. Alphabet also owns a range of businesses that work on experimental and "moonshot" initiatives.

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