Microsoft announced on Monday its bid to help local languages to be integrated online more effectively.

As part of their Unlimited Potential program, Microsoft is offering its software in 67 local languages.

The list of languages supported by the newest releases of Windows, Office or Visual Studio software includes isiZUulu from South Africa, Bengali from India, Catalan from Spain and Irish among others.

(Click here for a full list of languages available.)

Meanwhile, the company also rolled out 59 new Language Interface Packs for its latest-generation Windows 7 operating system and its Office 2010 programs.

Allowing for people to use and build software in their native language helps emerging markets build a stronger work force, said Microsoft government and education programs senior director Lauren Woodman.

The program will also help people bridge the language gap and, for the first time, use technology in a meaningful way.