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Change Google Maps languages or domains

Google Maps automatically takes you to a country domain and shows place names in a country’s local languages. You can change a country domain or language by using Google Maps.

See Google Maps in another language

Google Maps automatically shows place names in a country’s local languages, but on your computer, you can change your map language.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  3. Choose Language.
  4. Select a language. Map labels will be shown in your country’s local language, but you’ll see place information in the language you selected.
  5. Optional: Learn how to change your language for all Google products.

Use a different country domain

Google Maps automatically takes you to a country domain (the Google Maps URL address in your browser) and map view based on your location. Google Maps works with many country domains, like .de or .jp.

If your domain is wrong or you want to go to .com, you can change it.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the bottom right, click the "maps.google.com" link.

Change your navigation language

When you navigate to a place using a mobile device, you can change the voice and language of the spoken directions.

Note: After you change the navigation language, you’ll hear how soon to turn, but not the names of roads.

This feature is not yet available in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad.
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