While trying to translate something into Spanish, Google Translate unexpectedly informed me that that it was not yet able to translate Quechua into Spanish. I had the Detect Language option on, although I can’t replicate the English text I was typing that triggered the message. Anyway, I went to Wikipedia and grabbed a paragraph of Quechua and sure enough Google Translate can correctly identify the language. Hopefully, in the near future, Google Translate will be able to translate to and from Quechua. It will be interesting to see how it copes with the variations in the language between regions and countries, e.g. Quechua versus Kichwa, and also the variations in spelling Quechua words using the Roman alphabet.
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