Integrating Google Translate into the content translation tool on Wikipedia has been long-requested by volunteer editor communities. Editors can select from several machine translation systems to support an initial article translation, Google Translate now being one of these options. By introducing Google Translate as one of the machine translation systems, the content translation tool can now support an additional 15 languages, including Hausa, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Yoruba, and Zulu. Today, the content translation tool can facilitate translations in 121 total languages.
We’re excited to collaborate with Google on this new added functionality of the content translation tool. Translations will be published under a free license that allows content to be integrated back into Wikipedia in line with our own licensing policies. No personal data will be shared with Google or Wikimedia as part of Google Translate’s integration into the content translation tool.