Google Maps is one of the most-used apps in America; the fifth-most used, actually, according to comScore. But why stop there? Google will now attempt to broaden the reach of one of its most successful properties with 39 new languages just added to the Google Maps app.

However, if you were looking forward to hearing turn-by-turn directions in Icelandic, it doesn’t appear that the audible languages have expanded. Google doesn’t explicitly say as such, but from the GIF it supplied in its press release on the matter, it appears the new languages are only for on-screen text, not voice.

Still, there are a lot of widely-spoken languages on the list, some of which it’s surprising weren’t already supported, like Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The full list of the 39 new languages is below. If you haven’t already, click the button to download Google Maps now!

New Google Maps Languages

Afrikaans

Albanian

Amharic

Armenian

Azerbaijani

Bosnian

Burmese

Croatian

Czech

Danish

Estonian

Filipino

Finnish

Georgian

Hebrew

Icelandic

Indonesian

Kazakh

Khmer

Kyrgyz

Lao

Latvian

Lithuanian

Macedonian

Malay

Mongolian

Norwegian

Persian

Romanian

Serbian

Slovak

Slovenian

Swahili

Swedish

Turkish

Ukrainian

Uzbek

Vietnamese

Zulu

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