Internet search engine giant Google on Tuesday announced the expansion of its translation services to include five more Indian languages — Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu — thus increasing its reach to a potential half a million population.

“Beginning today, you can explore the linguistic diversity of the Indian sub-continent with Google translate, which now supports five new experimental alpha languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu,” said Ashish Venugopal, research scientist at Google. “In India and Bangladesh alone, more than 500 million people speak these five languages. Since 2009, we’ve launched a total of 11 alpha languages, bringing the current number of languages supported by Google Translate to 63,” he wrote in a Google Blog.

Venugopal said one can expect translations for these new alpha languages to be less fluent and include many more untranslated words than some of the more mature languages — like Spanish or Chinese — which have much more of the web content that powers its statistical machine translation approach.

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