Google adds “Twi” to its list of languages on Google translate
In its latest update, Google had added the Ghanaian language, “Twi” to its list of languages on Google translate in addition to 24 new languages.
The move now brings to 133 the total number of languages available on Google Translate.
According to Wikipedia, Twi is a dialect of the Akan language spoken in southern and central Ghana by several million people, mainly the Akan people.
Twi has about 17–18 million speakers in total, including second-language speakers. About 80% of the Ghanaian population speaks Twi as a first or second language.
The company says the new languages also represent a technical milestone, explaining that they use a machine learning model which learns to “translate into another language without ever seeing an example.”