Swahili Language Services

Multilingual Connections has offered professional translation, transcription and interpretation services for more than ten years, serving organizations large and small. Our team of Swahili language experts can provide the services your company requires, combining native-speaker fluency with in-depth experience in the field of translation and interpretation. Our company draws on over ten years of experience attending to translation and interpretation needs of all kinds.

swahili language services from multilingual connections: translations, transcriptions and interpretations

Vital to international relations and trade, Swahili is the official language of the Zanzibar African Union and numerous African nations.

The Importance of Swahili

Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language with 15 to 25 million native speakers and over 150 million speakers, in total. Serving as a lingua franca throughout the African Great Lakes region and many areas of southeastern Africa, it is of great importance to international communication within the region. In addition, Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Comoros. Vital to international relations and trade, it is also an official language of the Zanzibar African Union, and the East African Community.

Swahili Translations

For authoritative and flawless Swahili translations, look to the team of translators at Multilingual Connections. Each Swahili translator on our team is fully qualified, holding certification either from the American Translators Association or the equivalent professional organizations in each of their own countries. Whether you need a translation of a technical manual, a medical guide or corporate documentation, our experienced professionals draw on broad yet in-depth familiarity translating within a wide range of sectors.

Swahili Transcriptions

Should you require written transcripts of audio files or video recordings, our Swahili transcription team can offer flawless documentation to accompany your audiovisual materials. In addition, our transcription/translation team can directly translate the content into your desired target language during transcription. If you require a transcript in two languages, our “double-column” transcription service features side-by-side transcripts in the source and target language that you need.

Swahili Interpretations

During business meetings, phone conferences, medical consultations and more, having a native speaker in the room can offer an immeasurable advantage. By working with a Swahili interpreter from our team, you ensure that your associates or clients can clearly communicate their needs and fully understand what you can offer them. Since we offer both in-person and telephonic interpretation, you can always look to Multilingual Connections for a certified Swahili interpreter, regardless of your location or the time of your meeting.

About the Swahili Language

Swahili is part of the Niger-Congo language family, one of the world’s major language families. Within the same language family, Swahili is related to Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Shona, and Zulu. Although Swahili does not have the largest number of native speakers, its wide adoption as a lingua franca makes it the most widely spoken language within the Niger-Congo family.

Swahili Dialects

Swahili has numerous individual dialects, including some of which are mutually unintelligible. Dialects such as Kimwani, Chimwiini and Kibajuni are so divergent from standard Swahili that some linguists even consider them to be distinct languages. The more standard dialects can be grouped to include Lamu and Mombasa. Generally, the dialects are differentiated along regional lines, sometimes varying within extremely small areas.

Why Use Multilingual Connections for Your Swahili Language Needs

Swahili is a lingua franca for many parts of the world. As such, many of its speakers are accustomed to using it for business, economic and political communications. When working with associates, clients or partners who speak Swahili as a native language, it can be an invaluable advantage to use professional translation or interpretation services. Not only do you communicate your commitment to the business relationship, but you avoid the risks of accidental miscommunication, which often otherwise pose disastrous consequences down the line. Whether you need translation services of English to Swahili, Swahili to English or between Swahili and another language of your choosing, you can count on Multilingual Connections.

Contact Multilingual Connections to Get Started

Contact us today, and we will answer any further questions you may have and move quickly to set you up with our Swahili language services.