Every few months, Google adds some new language variants to Gboard. This time around, a whopping 50+ language varieties have been added, most of which you probably haven't heard of. Unfortunately, Google hasn't divulged every single addition, though there are some that are name-dropped.

Without further ado, here's the list of 31 mentioned:

  • Alas
  • Amis
  • Brahui
  • Choctaw
  • Gayo
  • Giryama
  • Gorontalo
  • Gusii
  • Hehe
  • Iban
  • Jingpho
  • Kadazandusun
  • Kamba
  • Kekchi
  • Konkomba
  • Konzo
  • Kumyk
  • Lugbara
  • Luo
  • Makasaar
  • Meru
  • Nande
  • Nkore
  • Nyaturu
  • Sasak
  • Teso
  • Tooro & Wayuu
  • Karelian
  • Komi-Permyak
  • Eastern Oromo
  • Trinidadian Creole English

Unfortunately, because Google didn't provide all of the names in the changelog and the support page hasn't yet been updated, we're still missing over 19 entries from that list. If you've been waiting for a specific language variant to be added, we'd recommend you scan through previous Gboard teardowns here and here.

When we heard from Google last week, it was promising us 50+ new languages for Gboard, but the list included with the app's update notes only described 30-some additions. What would the rest be?

We mentioned at the time that we'd be looking to Google's support docs for the full breakdown, and now the complete list has finally been published:

  • Alas (Indonesia)
  • Amis (Taiwan)
  • Arabic (Oman)
  • Arabic (Sudan)
  • Bhojpuri (India)
  • Brahui (Latin)
  • Chhattisgarhi (India)
  • Choctaw (US)
  • Church Slavonic
  • Dakhini (India)
  • Eastern Oromo (Ethiopia)
  • Fula, Adlam
  • Fula, Latin
  • Garhwali (India)
  • Gayo (Indonesia)
  • Giryama (Kenya)
  • Gorontalo (Indonesia)
  • Gusii (Kenya)
  • Haryanvi (India)
  • Hehe (Tanzania)
  • Iban
  • Jingpho
  • Kadazandusun (Malaysia)
  • Kamba
  • Karelian
  • Kekchi
  • Komi (Russia)
  • Konkomba
  • Konzo
  • Kumaoni (India)
  • Kumyk
  • Lugbara
  • Luo
  • Makassarese (Indonesia)
  • Malay, Arabic (Brunei)
  • Meru (Kenya)
  • Nande
  • Ndau
  • Nkore (Uganda)
  • Nyakyusa
  • Nyaturu (Tanzania)
  • Sasak (Indonesia)
  • Sundanese, Arabic
  • Talysh (Azerbaijian)
  • Teso
  • Tooro (Uganda)
  • Trinidadian Creole English
  • Wayuu

By our count we're still short of "50+," coming in with 48 on this pass, but that's close enough for us to chalk it up to some creative bookkeeping — maybe in how regional variants are tallied.

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