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Our team of experienced professionals is your gateway to African transcription services, capturing the essence of diverse languages and cultures - quickly, accurately, and at a great price.

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African Translations


African Transcription Services

You’ve been sourcing African transcription services, but have found very few companies able to deal with such a wealth of dialects and tongues. Don’t fret! We’ve been transcribing content from widely spoken African languages to some of the rarest African dialects for 20+ years. Our clients include government organisations and international charities such as OxfamSave the Children and Christian Aid, to media organisations such as Channel 5, the BBC and Discovery Channel.

The most successful brands trust our services.
(As do the fastest-developing startups.)

We've helped global brands and smaller businesses expand in 38 countries and 200 languages.

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A very clear outline of the process. The documents were delivered in a very impressive portfolio faster than I expected.

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Happy to comply with requests when possible and generally very pleasant to communicate with.

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ISO17100 & ISO9001
Accredited

Rest assured, we're the first UK translation company awarded ISO 17100 accreditation, among others, ensuring quality and accuracy for your projects.

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Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million innovation programme for better customer experiences! 

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As ATC and EUATC members, we prioritise your satisfaction by upholding the highest standards in business ethics and translation quality. 

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20 Years’
Expertise

Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has mastered the art of providing quality translations at transparent, low prices to meet your language needs. 

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Absolute Translations is GDPR compliant, with independently regulated information and security systems, putting your data security first. 

African transcription for global brands  

We are trusted by some of the world’s most recognisable brands to deliver accurate, fast transcriptions and subtitling in a huge range of African languages. From international broadcasters and filmmakers to global market research companies and government agencies, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality transcription to our clients, who trust us to ensure accuracy, speed and value for money. What's more, we can offer flexible and expediated turnaround times including same-day transcription for urgent and time-sensitive projects.

 

African Transcription for all your projects

From news footage, documentaries, official information films, promotional media and interviews, to focus groups, meetings, conferences, speeches and even courtroom transcriptions, Absolute Translations can handle your full range of audio-visual transcription projects. All our translators are native speakers familiar with regional variations, vocabularies and dialects. They're often also specialists in a particular field, so if for example you need a courtroom transcript from an African language, we can connect you with a specialist legal translator who is used to legal vocabulary and requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Prompt turnaround time and good communication, easy set up process, reasonable rates.

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Absolute Translations is professional and quick. I couldn't be happier with the service.

Alex Dressler

4 days ago

Highly recommend this company Results…

Highly recommend this company Results supplied within promised timeframe of within 5 working days, had some issues regarding receiving hard copy but they apologised and sent by special delivery, very professional service

dave bevan

1 week ago

Quick, accurate service

Quick service. Accurate and affordable.

KateClarkPR

1 week ago

It was very professional

It was very professional, the translation was done very quick as promised, submitted on time with high quality.

Banu

1 week ago

5 STAR SERVICE

What amazing service from this translation company. Sent a medical document in for translation and the turnaround was no more than a couple of days. Excellent job done, wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Avril T.

1 week ago

Very fast

Very fast. Thank you!

Maria

1 week ago

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I've got an immediate translation and certification. I'm pleased.

Катя Напасна

2 weeks ago

I was very pleased with the service…

I was very pleased with the service received from Absolute Translations, they were very quick to respond to my request, I would definitely use them again.

Adrian Beisty

2 weeks ago

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Perfect translate

Abdirisaq Ali

2 weeks ago

Great service from Absolute…

Great service from Absolute Translations. I chose Absolute Translations based on recommendation from a colleague. My experience was positive. Marcia was really helpful and responsive. The translations I needed were delivered promptly. I will definitely use their services again.

SBattashi

2 weeks ago

Amazing service and professional 👏

Amazing service and professional 👏

Carilda Hernández Yanes

2 weeks ago

Service exactly as required.

Service exactly as required. Translations were delivered quickly and accepted by the UK Passport Office without question.

ANTHONY SAUNDERS

3 weeks ago

Very professional

The work was done quickly and professionally, and the price was reasonable.

Jing Li

3 weeks ago

Was good thank you

Was good thank you. Rapid translation and hard copy was well received and professionally put together.

B. D.

3 weeks ago

Brilliant service

Brilliant service, the certificate arrived within a few days highly recommend for translating documents.

Lee Bethell

3 weeks ago

Great service

Great service

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Efficiency and speed in delivery of project

Irabor

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Great services and perfect time and accuracy

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HOW MANY LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN AFRICA?

The African continent has the highest linguistic diversity in the world, with an estimated 2,000 spoken languages and an additional 8,000 dialects that fall into six major linguistic families each with a different geographic distribution: AFRO-ASIATIC, NILO-SAHARAN, KHOISAN, NIGER-CONGO, AUSTRONESIAN, and INDO-EUROPEAN

Our network of local native speakers supports your business with its African language goals with a comprehensive and reliable transcription service in the majority of Africa’s languages and dialects.

WHAT IS THE MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN AFRICA?

Swahili, known as a ‘Bantu’ language is said to have originated from other languages such as Arabic and is the most spoken language in Africa. With around 150 million speakers, Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. The Swahili language is also spoken in many other countries like Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, northern Mozambique, and the Comoros Islands.

Along with Arabic which is the world’s sixth most spoken language and also has 150 million Arabic speakers in Africa, Swahili is thought to be Africa’s most spoken language. 

WHAT AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS CAN BE TRANSCRIBED?

Absolute Translations is the UK’s leading translation company for African transcription services, with 20+ years of experience transcribing content in many African languages. From widely spoken African languages such as Arabic, Somali, Yoruba, Shona, Swahili, Aramaic, or Tswana, to rarer African languages or dialects such as the Ethiopian dialect Sidaama or the Benin tribal language Bariba. So if you’re looking for African transcription in a rare language or dialect, our professional team will work to connect you with a native speaker, even where other agencies may have failed.

HOW CAN I GUARANTEE THE QUALITY OF MY AFRICAN TRANSCRIPTIONIST?

Our translators and transcriptionists all have a minimum of five years’ experience translating in their native language, and our unique ISO 17100:2015 certification, which is awarded only to linguistic service providers of the highest quality, is your guarantee that we’ll always deliver the best standard of work for the most affordable prices.

Our extensive translator network covers even the rarest African languages but our emphasis is always firmly on customer service, that’s why we invest in new technologies to increase efficiency and aim to deliver a premium service whatever your requirements.

So, whether you need transcription from Amharic or Oromo, spoken in Ethiopia and by 2 million Ethiopians living elsewhere in the world, or from Swahili, the official language of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, or Yoruba with its numerous dialects, spoken in Nigeria, Togo and Benin, we can connect you with a local experienced transcriber who will be able to translate your content accurately and fast.

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As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the environment for future generations, Absolute Translations is proud to have achieved carbon negative status!

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