African Language Translation Service to English - Absolute Translations
0333 577 0767

African Translation Services

African languages are some of the most complex and numerous in the world, with more than 3,000 languages and as many as 8,000 dialects spoken in the African continent. In many African cultures, sentence formation and idiom are extremely colloquial, expressing concepts and ideas in ways that translate very poorly into English and vice-versa. The translation of African languages presents the global business with a unique problem: where languages cross borders, they may also come up against sensitive cultural differences. By using mother tongue speakers, we ensure you are speaking to your audience not simply in words they recognise, but also in concepts they understand. We are proud to have worked on numerous translation, audio transcription and subtitling projects for Oxfam, Save the Children, Christian Aid, Castrol, Discovery Channel, Red Cross, Shell, Unilever, BBC and Channel 5.

ISO

ISO 17100 The first UK translation company to achieve this specialist translation accreditation. ISO 9001 international processes accreditation.

ISO17100 & ISO9001
Accredited

10KSB

Selected by Goldman Sachs to be an exclusive member of its £500 million productivity & growth investment programme.

Goldman Sachs
10KSB Member

ATC

There to re-enforce our commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and translation quality.

ATC & EUATC
Member

20+

Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

20 Years’
Expertise

GDPR

Absolute Translations is registered to have its information and security systems independently regulated for GDPR compliance

Information Security
Systems Regulated


As trusted by


Professional African Translation Services

Absolute Translations has a unique team of African translators, even for the most rare language combinations based not only in Africa but also globally. This “glocal” way of doing things allows us to respond rapidly to your translation needs, even in the remotest parts of Africa. However, we have a global translation network that allows us to localise your translation and accommodate you even with the rarest dialects. Some of the languages that we have recently worked on include Sidamigna, Oshiwambo, Ibibio, Dioula, Turkana, Senufo, Tshiluba, Dagbani, Kusai, Daagare and Mina.


Specialist African Translators

Our specialist African languages translations are completed by teams of mother-tongue speakers and subject experts. The result is translations that speak the language of your specialty as well as the language of your audience. Our subject experts include business consultants, marketing professionals and designers, as well as qualified engineers, scientists, legal and technical experts. Therefore, we have the know-how to translate a wide range of documents from Chamber of Commerce certificates, legal contracts and annual reports to design briefs, documentaries and charity interviews.


Our Translation Services Include:

Igbo – Swahili – Liberian English – Krio – Mende – Acholi – Shona – Twi – Nankam – Kasem – Bambara – Madinka – Kissi – Dioula – Maasai – Amharic – North Sotto – Chewa – Mossi – Akan – Kirundi – Tsonga – Shangaan – Kinyarwanda – Luganda – Afar – Xhosa – Tsivendo – Yoruba – Zulu – Afrikaans – Ndebele – Nyanja – Lingala – Siswati – Sepedi – Tigrinya – Kiganda – Ewe – Malagasy – Ganda – Oshiwambo – Sotho – Berber – Hausa – Herero – Nama – Emakhuwa – Sena – Bemba


African Localisation Services

In a global marketplace, having communications that work in multiple languages is an essential part of successful business and branding. Our localisation services can step in to ensure that your message is conveyed efficiently in the target language. Our transcreators take into account the culture, values, idioms, dialects and sense of humour of the target market and appreciate the fact that any lack of respect for these may have a negative impact on the intended audience for specific territories. Don’t worry if your copy translates with different character counts or layouts: our multilingual DTP design teams will step in to localise your branding, web design and print media too. With Absolute, your communications come to life in the target language, by translators who intuitively understand the niceties of cross-cultural expression. Get your message out to everyone who needs to hear it, without using expressions that work for one group of native speakers but not another.

Download our free book

Looking to grow your business and succeed in global communication? We have partnered with the iconic Dummies brand to bring you ‘Translation Strategies for Dummies’.

Download ebook

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

4.9 out of 5 |
Based on 1518 reviews

Showing our 5 star reviews

22 hours ago
Fast, accurate, excellent

An excellent, fast and accurate service. A digital copy followed by a paper copy with certificate ar…

Brian
3 days ago
Good speedy service

Good speedy service. While there was a minor typo, it was easily rectified and in the end I was able…

Kim
1 week ago
Very happy with the results…

Very happy with the results of a medical translation and it was delivered in a timely manner. I woul…

JA
1 week ago
Good communication!

Good communication!

Billy Kiosoglou
2 weeks ago
Good

Good, fast service

PETER SLATER
2 weeks ago
Perfectly happy with their …

Perfectly happy with their services! Very quick to respond and very efficient. Would not hesitate to…

Customer
3 weeks ago
Excellent service

Translation required quickly. Immediate response with very reasonable quote for work, options provid…

John
3 weeks ago
Excellent service

Excellent service: expedient, hassle free and highly professional from start to finish. Communicatio…

Oxana
3 weeks ago
Great service

Great service

Anton Wilson
3 weeks ago
100 % service thank you wou…

100 % service thank you would recommend

Neil Williams
3 weeks ago
FEEDBACK – J. G

Hi, Excellent service. Time targets achieved. Hard copy presentation perfect. Point of conta…

John
3 weeks ago
Fast and accurate translati…

Fast and accurate translation of a high calibre which passed the test for Civil Service ID documents…

Rachel Short
3 weeks ago
This service was very effic…

This service was very efficient .

Yvelaine Armstrong
3 weeks ago
Very professional

Very professional, great communication and good value for money.

Heather
3 weeks ago
Very good, comprehensive se…

The service was efficient and the staff very helpful. The pricing was clear from the beginning.

Mrs N
4 weeks ago
Quick and trustful service

Quick and trustful service. Swift communication with staff, which assured me that everything was tak…

Ron
4 weeks ago
I used AbsoluteTranslations…

I used AbsoluteTranslations service resently. It was very fast and professional. The agent I spoke t…

Miss Enginara Alibotova
4 weeks ago
Excellent.

Excellent professional service. Very helpful staff. Reasonable price. Sent hard copy by post the ver…

Judith Webb
4 weeks ago
Excellent communication and…

Excellent communication and service provided exactly on time for reasonable cost, including certifie…

John Redmayne
1 month ago
Quick

Quick, efficient and helpful service. Many thanks!

Anonymous