Posted On: Aug 2, 2018

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. We're excited to announce new Hindi language support and the release of our first bilingual voice. Aditi is a female voice that speaks Hindi and Indian English fluently.

Used by over 500 million people worldwide, Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Aditi was first released as an Indian English voice to the Amazon Polly text-to-speech portfolio in November 2017. In response to customer requests for Hindi language support and a bilingual voice, Aditi provides high-quality speech synthesis in both Hindi and Indian English.

Hindi and Indian English are two of the official languages of India, and there is a high demand for Indian English/Hindi content in all genres of voice applications, from explainer videos to e-Learning, corporate narration, and more. For example, Duolingo, a popular language-learning platform, recently unveiled its latest Hindi course for English speakers, which was developed using the new Aditi voice.

With the addition of the Hindi language support, the Amazon Polly portfolio now includes 53 voices across 26 languages. For the full list of text-to-speech voices, refer to Voices in Amazon Polly section in documentation.