Google Adds Efik, Nupe, Swazi and 57 Other New Languages to GBoard

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Google is ever adding new languages to its keyboard app for Android and the latest updates see the tech company welcome new 60 languages to the party. Amongst them are Mandar, Akoose, Efik (Nigeria), Nupe (Nigeria) and Swazi (South Africa). You can find the full list below;

  • Abron
  • Afar
  • Akoose
  • Avar
  • Azerbaijani (Russia)
  • Balinese, Balinese
  • Balinese, Latin
  • Banggai
  • Bangka Malay
  • Basaa
  • Batak Mandailing
  • Berom
  • Bosnian (Cyrillic)
  • Cebaara Senoufo
  • Cherokee (Dual-Case)
  • Coptic*
  • Crimean Tatar
  • Dan
  • Dangme
  • Eastern Cham (Latin)
  • Efik
  • Ewondo
  • Fon
  • Georgian, Georgian
  • Georgian, Khutsuri
  • Gilbertese
  • Hakha Chin
  • Javanese (Aksara Jawa)
  • Kalam Kohistani
  • Kok Borok (Bengali)
  • Kok Borok (Latin)
  • Komering
  • Komi-Zyrian
  • Koronadal Blaan
  • Kutai Malay
  • Laki
  • Ledo Kaili
  • Lendu
  • Livonian
  • Luba-Kasai
  • Mandar
  • Manggarai
  • Mende
  • Ngbaka Gbaya
  • Nias
  • Niuean
  • Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy
  • Northern Min
  • Northern Ndebele
  • Nupe
  • Pahari-Pothwari
  • Papuan Malay
  • Sakalava Malagasy
  • Saraiki (Urdu Arabic)
  • Sesotho (Lesotho)
  • Shina (Pakistan)
  • Swazi (South Africa)
  • Tai Dam (Latin)
  • Tati
  • Temne
  • Tokelauan
  • Youjiang Zhuang

This brings the languages count to over 150.

How To Add Your Language to Your Keyboard

To add your language, follow this step below;

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open any app that you can type with, like Gmail, WhatsApp or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. At the top left of the keyboard, tap Open features menu
  4. Tap More > Settings > Languages.
  5. Choose the languages you want.
  6. Select the layout you want to use.
  7. Tap Done.

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