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Lingala Translation Services

At Translate UK we provide a professional Lingala translation service, as well as Lingala interpreters for all dialects. As a commonly spoken language in Africa, Lingala can be used to communicate with a significant number of people on the continent.

Lingala Document Translation

Lingala Legal Translations

Lingala Technical Translations


Lingala Interpreters

We also provide Lingala interpreters for both face-to-face and remote appointments. All of our interpreters are qualified, experienced professionals.  Get in touch today to find out how we can meet your language needs.

Lingala Face-To-Face Interpreters

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    A Full Range of Language Services

    We supply translators and interpreters to suit a range of business needs.  Whether you need a specialist, who understands industry terminology, or an interpreter for a short notice video meeting, we work to ensure you have the right language support for your business. 

    About Lingala

    The History of the Lingala Language

    Lingala, also called Ngala, is a Bantu language spoken in central Africa. Lingala is an official language in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo and smaller numbers also speak Lingala in the Central African Republic and Angola.

    Linguists believe Lingala evolved from Bangi as a creole language in Central Africa. Bangi was a trade language spoken by the Bangala people who lived along the Congo River. The word ‘Lingala’ means ‘language of the Bangala’ and first appeared in 1903 after attempts to expand and standardize the language had occurred.

    Lingala borrows words from several European languages including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English. The popularity of these European loanwords varies across region, occasion, and generation.

    There are also several dialects of Lingala. These include Brazzaville Lingala, Kinshasa Lingala, Standard Lingala, and Spoken Lingala. Spoken Lingala is the most common form used in everyday speech, while Standard Lingala is used for formal purposes including education, radio, television, and news.

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    Our Benefits

    Why Use Us?

    We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best service possible. 





    We Meet Tight Deadlines

    We know how important deadlines are, so we work hard to meet even the tightest of deadlines.

    We specialise in finding last minute interpreters, and in many instances, our translations take no longer than 48 hours to be returned. We have at times been able to provide same-day translations, and our linguists can provide sight-translations at appointments or in court.

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    Professional Qualified Linguists

    Our team of linguists is composed of experienced, qualified individuals who work hard to meet your language needs.

    Many of our linguists are registered with the Institute of Translation and Interpreting or the Chartered Institute of Linguists. 

    Our specialist linguists also possess additional sector specific training, experience or qualifications in their field. 




    Remote Service Options

    Our linguists are available for both face-to-face and remote appointments. Our flexible approach allows our customers to connect with linguists in the way that works best for their business.
    Speak to your interpreter face-to-face, over the phone or through your choice of video call platform. 
    • Zoom
    • Skype
    • Telephone
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Cloud Video Platform
    • Conference Call (Complimentary)
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    Confidential and Secure

    We ask that our linguists sign a code of conduct and data protection agreement, to ensure professionalism and compliance with GDPR regulations. Additionally, we only ever send documents by secure email so you can be sure that your data is safe with us.