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Zaghawa Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Zaghawa translation service, as well as Zaghawa interpreters for all dialects. We are proud to be one of the few language agencies in the United Kingdom who can provide services for the Zaghawa language, which has under a million speakers worldwide. 

Thousand Total Zaghawa Speakers

Thousand Zaghawa Speakers in Chad

Thousand Zaghawa Speakers in Sudan

Thousand Zaghawa Speakers in Libya

About Zaghawa 

Zaghawa is a Saharan language, spoken natively by at least 270,000 people. The language originates with the Zaghawa people, who call the language Beria. Today most Zaghawa speakers live in Chad in the east central Sahel region or the north eastern region. There are also a notable number of speakers in Sudan, primarily in the north western and Darfur regions. 

Zaghawa is a five-tone language with nine vowels. As is the case with many African languages, Zaghawa has been exclusively a spoken language throughout most of history, but a Zaghawa script began to develop in the 1950s. This proposed alphabet adopted its glyphs from the brands different clans used on camels. The Zaghawa script also took influence from the Arabic script which was not well suited for Zaghawa. However, adaptions have been made more recently to improve the alphabet, increasing its popularity among the Zaghawa community. 

Zaghawa Dialects

Zaghawa has six dialects Wegi, Kube, Dirong, Guruf, Brogat and Bidayat. The dialect Wegi has the largest number of speakers as it is spoken by approximately 100,000 people. The Wegi clan make up most the Zaghawa speakers in the Sudan, but the dialect is not widely spoken in Chad. In Chad Kuba and Bidayat are the most widely spoken with 25,000 and 15,000 speakers, respectively.

High Quality Zaghawa Translations

At Translate UK we can provide Zaghawa translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.

Zaghawa Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Zaghawa for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.

Zaghawa Legal Document Translation

We can provide Zaghawa translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.

On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.

Zaghawa Technical Document Translation

We can provide Zaghawa translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.

We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.

Secure and Confidential

At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.

Zaghawa Interpreting Service

In addition to our Zaghawa translation service we can also provide Zaghawa speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.

Face to Face Zaghawa Interpreters

Our face to face Zaghawa interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Zaghawa and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.

Remote Zaghawa Interpreters

We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Zaghawa speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This include over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype. 

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