Spoken by an estimated 40 million first language, and an additional 25 million second language, speakers, Hausa is widespread in Africa. It’s considered the fifth major language after Arabic, French, English, Portuguese and Swahili. While widely spoken across the continent, it is most common in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Congo, Eritrea, Sudan, Togo, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea. Given its influence and reach, is it any wonder that ST Communications includes Hausa in its range of translation services?
You’ll find native, mother-tongue speakers, on our team of translators. This means that you can rest assured that the translator assigned to your project is familiar with the local dialect. In addition to being fluent in Hausa, English and many other African languages, our translators also have experience working in specialist and niche industries. These include pharmaceuticals, finance, engineering, marketing, IT, mining and petroleum. This allows our team to easily understand and translate tricky technical concepts and industry-heavy terminology.
All of our translators undergo regular and ongoing professional development, as well as benefit from our support network and translation tools. This ensures our consistent good quality and excellence of services. Confidentiality is part of our code of professional ethics, but if you want some extra security, feel free to ask for a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement.
The agreements cover all of our services, which include:
For more information, contact our team regarding Hausa translation solutions. Fill in our online form and get a quote delivered same-day.
Hausa belongs to the West Chadic origin of vernaculars, which are categorised as part of the bigger Afro-Asiatic family. It consists of several different dialects that are mostly regionally determined. For example, eastern dialects include Kananci (Standard Hausa) and Bausanchi; western dialects include Sakkwatanci and Kutebanci; northern dialects include Arewa and Arawci; southern dialects include Zazzaganci. According to Wikipedia, there are also several pidgin forms of Hausa, which add to the richness and variety of the language. Hausa was originally written in ajami, an Arabic alphabet, but the British colonial administration officially replaced it with a Latin version, called Boko, in the 1930s. It has also been rendered in Braille.
Famous Hausa speakers include popular romance writer Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, musician Nazifi Asnanic and musician Mamman Shata Katsina.