Swahili (Kiswahili)

Swahili (Kiswahili) translation services

Classification

Niger-Congo > Bantu

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

10 million

Other names

Swahili

Official language

Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zanzibar

Interesting Fact

As Disney taught us, the Kiswahili phrase "Hakuna Matata" translates as "no worries".

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Kiswahili, more commonly known as Swahili, is spoken in south-east Africa where it serves as lingua franca. It is estimated that while only 10 million people speak Swahili as their first language, a further 50 to 140 million speak it as a second language.

The name Swahili is derived from the Arabic word Sawahil, meaning “coastal dwellers”. The prefix ki- means “language” so Kiswahili means “Swahili language”.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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