Google Translate can now say “talofa”

Saying “talofa” online just got a little easier with the addition of Samoan to Google Translate today. The first Pasifika language to be added to the tool, Google Translate gives you a way to translate information from one language using your phone, tablet or computer.

Using the Translate app on your Android or iOS phone you can type or handwrite a word or phrase in Samoan and it will be instantly translated into English, or vice versa. The feature also work for Maori which was added in 2013. To make it easy to translate information across the web, Google Translate is also integrated into Google products like Chrome, Search, Gmail and YouTube.
Bringing a new language online takes a mix of machine translation, authoritative content, and the help of passionate language speakers with tools like Translate Community. If you’d like to contribute to helping improving the quality and accuracy of Samoan online, you can use the Translate Community tool to generate and rate translations of words and phrases. Log in with your Google account, tell us the languages you speak and you’ll be ready to go. Every contribution you make to the Google Translate Community helps improve the quality of translation over time.