Professional translation into African languages

Andiamo! provides professional translation into African languages. Over 2,000 languages are spoken in Africa but the 10 most spoken African languages are Swahili, Amharic, Yoruba, Oromo, Hausa, Igbo, Zulu, Shona, Tigrinya and Xhosa.

Swahili translation services

Swahili (also known as Kiswahili) is one of the Bantu family of languages. It is the official language of Tanzania and Kenya and is also spoken in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Mozambique, Oman and Somalia.

Andiamo! works with professional Swahili translators to provide Swahili manual translation, Swahili document translation and Swahili website translation services.

We also offer a Swahili interpreting service for appointments, business meetings and conferences.

Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you with your Swahili translation and Swahili interpreting requirements.

Amharic translation services

Amharic is the national language of Ethiopia and is spoken by 17 million native speakers as well as 4 million speakers as a second language. Amharic is written in an adapted version of the ancient Ge’ez script known as Fidel and is written left to right.

Andiamo! provides Amharic translation for companies in the engineering, medical, automotive and tourism industries.

Find out more about our Amharic translation services.

Yoruba translation services

Yoruba has approximately 20 million speakers and is spoken predominantly in Nigeria, but also in Benin, Sierra Leone and Togo. The Yoruba script is written in the Roman alphabet.

Andiamo! offers professional Yoruba translation services. All of our Yoruba translators are fully-qualified native speakers and are selected and tested to work with us based on our translation specific standard ISO17100:2015.

Get in touch today for a quote for your Yoruba translation project today.

Oromo translation services

Oromo is the most spoken language in Ethiopia. 33.8% of Ethiopians are Oromo speakers and 29.3% are Amharic speakers. Oromo is also spoken in Kenya and Somalia and is the fourth most widely spoken language in Africa. Oromo is written in the Roman script and reads left to right.

Andiamo! offers:

  • Oromo document translation
  • Oromo manual translation
  • Oromo brochure translation
  • Oromo website translation

Get in touch today for a quote for professional Oromo translation.

Hausa translation services

Hausa is the official language of Niger and Nigeria and is spoken as a first language by 47 million people. It used to be written in an Arabic script until the 1950s but is now mainly written in a Roman alphabet called Boko.

We work with companies all over the world, helping them by translating their manuals, brochures, documentation and website copy into Hausa.

Whether you need Hausa engineering translation or Hausa tourism translation get in touch by emailing or calling us on 08450 345677.

Igbo translation services

Igbo is mainly spoken in Nigeria and in Cameroon but only has status in Equatorial Guinea. It is spoken by approximately 27 million people. The Igbo script is written in an extended version of the Roman alphabet.

Igbo translation services are vital for businesses looking to work with these parts of Africa. Our Igbo translators are specialists in their field and can help with your business expansion.

Call Andiamo! today to discuss having your documentation and marketing materials translated into Igbo.

Zulu translation services

Zulu (isiZulu) is another of the Bantu family of languages and is spoken by 10 million people as a first language. It is spoken primarily in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa and also in Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana. It is closely related to the Xhosa, Swati and Ndebele languages. Zulu is written in the Roman alphabet.

We offer professional Zulu translation services for a range of sectors from automotive and engineering to tourism. Our specialist Zulu translators are experienced in getting your message across, so your translation reads like an original.

For more information about Zulu translation get in touch with Andiamo!

Shona translation services

Shona is another of the Bantu languages and is spoken by approximately 11 million people. It is the official language of Zimbabwe and is also spoken in Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana. Shona is written in the Roman alphabet.

Our Shona translation services include:

  • Shona technical translation
  • Shona engineering translation
  • Shona medical translation
  • Shona tourism translation
  • Shona website translation

Get in touch to find out more about how we can provide Shona translations for your projects.

Tigrinya language services

Tigrinya is spoken in Ethiopia and South Eritrea and has around 7 million speakers. The Tigrinya script closely resembles the Ge’ez script and includes over 200 characters.

For high-quality Tigrinya translations, you can trust Andiamo! With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we always select the right Tigrinya translators for your projects.

Do you require a Tigrinya interpreter for an appointment, meeting or conference? We can help with that! Andiamo! works with Tigrinya interpreters based all over the world who can make sure your event runs smoothly.

Find out more about our Tigrinya translation and Tigrinya interpreting services.

Xhosa translation services

Xhosa is another of the Bantu family of languages and is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is very similar to Zulu and is spoken as a first language by over 8 million people, which is approximately 18% of the population. In the Xhosa language,

Our Xhosa translation services are all carried out by professional Xhosa native speakers. They are all specialists in their own subject matter whether that’s engineering or tourism, so we can find the best Xhosa translator for your industry.

Get in touch for more information on our Xhosa translation services.

Other languages spoken in Africa

It is important to note that other languages are spoken in Africa.

Arabic is spoken as a first language of 140 million people in Africa, mainly in the North. French is spoken, particularly in Central Africa, and Portuguese in six African states: Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Get in touch for more information on African language translation

To find out which African languages you need, call us on 08450 345677 or fill in a request form and we’ll be in touch the same working day.