One of the largest technology companies in the world, Microsoft, will now translate in the Kurdish and Sorani dialects of Kurdish.
Microsoft announced that its Translator is adding the Northern and Central dialects of Kurdish to its list in which more than 70 languages already exist.
Microsoft drew attention to the fact that Northern and Central Kurdish are the most common forms of the Kurdish language.
“Northern Kurdish, also known as Kurmanji, is spoken in Turkey, Syria, northern Iraq, and northwest and northeast Iran by 15-17 million Kurds. Central Kurdish, also known as Sorani, is spoken in Iraqi Kurdistan and western Iran by an estimated 9-12 million Kurds. These two dialects make up about 75% of all Kurdish speakers”.
Apart from being added to Microsoft Translator, Kurmanji and Sorani will also soon be available via the Microsoft Translator app, Office and Translator for Bing.