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largest number of speakers worldwide (All Kurdish)


of worldwide population are native Kurdish speakers


largest number of speakers worldwide (Northern Kurdish)

Kurdish Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Kurdish translation service, as well as Kurdish interpreters. Although Kurdish is only spoken by a small minority within the United Kingdom, Kurdish translation services and Kurdish interpreters are among our most requested services and we are well placed to meet these needs.


Million Kurdish Speakers Worldwide

Million Northern Kurdish Speakers

Million Central Kurdish Speakers

Million Southern Kurdish Speakers

Kurdish Language History

Kurdish is composed of three dialects, Kurmanji (Northern Kurdish) Sorani (Central Kurdish) and Pahlewani (Southern Kurdish). Laki is considered by some to be a fourth dialect of Kurdish, while others classify it as a sub-dialect of Southern Kurdish.

Kurdish is spoken predominantly in Kurdistan, a historic and geo-cultural region that spans across parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Kurmanji has between 15 and 20 million speakers across Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, making it the most widely spoken dialect of Kurdish. Sorani has between 6 and 7 million speakers predominantly in Iraq and Iran where Pehlewani also has around 3 million speakers. Both Kurmanji and Sorani are considered standard written forms of Kurdish.

Kurdish Across the Globe

While Kurdish is primarily spoken in Kurdistan, the language is also spoken by small communities of Kurds elsewhere in the world, including Armenia, Georgia, Russia, and Lebanon. Kurdish immigration rose in the seventies creating communities of Kurdish speakers across North America, Australia, and Europe.  In the United Kingdom current estimates of Kurdish speakers in the country are as high as 250,000. This has made Kurdish an increasingly common minority language across the country, and it is now one of our most popular language requests. Here at Translate UK we are well equipped to handle any Kurdish translation or interpreting needs.

High Quality Kurdish Translations

At Translate UK we can provide Kurdish 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.

Kurdish Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Kurdish 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.

Kurdish Legal Document Translation

We can provide Kurdish 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.

Kurdish Technical Document Translation

We can provide Kurdish 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.

Kurdish Interpreting Service

In addition to our Kurdish translation service we can also provide Kurdish speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relavant 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 Kurdish Interpreters

Our face to face Kurdish interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Kurdish 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 Kurdish 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 Kurdish 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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