of South Africa speak Zulu natively
most spoken native language worldwide
of South Africans understand Zulu
Zulu Translation and Interpreting
At Translate UK we provide a professional Zulu translation service, as well as Zulu interpreters. Zulu is spoken my millions people around the world and we are well prepared to meet any Zulu interpreting or translation needs.
Million Speakers Worldwide
Million Native Speakers
Million Second Language Speakers
Thousand Speakers Outside South Africa
About The Zulu Language
Zulu, also known as isiZulu, is a Nguni language and part of the Niger-Congo language family. Zulu is spoken naively by the Zulu people who live primarily in South Africa, where Zulu is one of the official languages. Zulu is also spoken in Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique.
Like other Southern African languages, the Zulu language possesses many clicks sounds, which may have been adopted from the Khoisan language as the Zulu people migrated along the east coast and encountered the language. Zulu also shares many similarities with other Nguni languages including Xhosa, Ndebele, and Swati, so much so that speakers of one language commonly understand the other. Zulu can be divided into two dialects Lala and Qwabe.
Zulu in South Africa
In South Africa 24 percent of the population speak Zulu as a mother tongue. Another additional 50 percent of the population understands Zulu or speak it as a second language. In the eastern half of South Africa where other Nguni languages are spoken Zulu is sometimes used as a lingua franca.
Zulu is one of South Africa’s 11 official languages and has been increasingly taught in schools. Since the 1930’s there has been a growth in Zulu publications, including newspapers and magazines and there has been an increasing number amount of Zulu television, radio and film.
Sector Specific Services
At Translate UK we can provide Zulu 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 on 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.
Zulu Translation Service
We can provide translations to and from Zulu 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.
Zulu Legal Document Translation
We can provide Zulu 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.
Zulu Technical Document Translation
We can provide Zulu 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.
Zulu Interpreting Service
In addition to our Zulu translation service we can also provide Zulu 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 Zulu Interpreters
Our face to face Zulu interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Zulu 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 Zulu 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 Zulu speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This includes 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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