Swazi / siSwati Translation Services

Quick and Reliable Swazi Solutions

Swazi (Swati, isiSwazi or SiSwati) is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa and is one of two official languages of Swaziland. It’s also spoken in Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. There is even a Swazi community in the United States of America. In South Africa, there are nearly 1.3 million Swazi speakers (about 2.5% of the population). It is estimated that there are approximately three million first and second language Swazi speaking people on the globe. It may not be the biggest language in the region, but it’s certainly prevalent enough to require fast and reliable language solutions. That’s why we strive to facilitate seamless communication between Swazi speakers and the rest of the world.

ST Communications provides a variety of translation and interpreting services that meet a range commercial or personal uses. At the end of the day, you can trust us to accurately and confidentially translate business contracts or terms and conditions from Swazi to English – or from Swazi to any other vernacular on our list of services. You could also hire us to translate a personal family letter from English, Arabic or Shona to Swazi.

 

 

Expert Linguists and Specialists in Their Fields

Our translators and interpreters are expert linguists and are proficient in certain highly specialised and technical industries. As a result, we’re able to successfully convey every subtle nuance in the language used, as well as every complicated technical instruction and jargon-heavy description. Some of the industries in which we specialise include finance, mining, construction, advertising, medical and petroleum. Our language solutions include:

  • Localisation for a range of materials, from commercial to promotional.
  • DTP services to translate all your print materials into a different script or alphabet.
  • Interpreting for all business events (conferences, seminars, workshops) and private functions (weddings and assorted celebrations).
  • Translating all types of content assets, which can include by-laws, product instruction manuals, guides, educational handbooks, statements, electronic letters and communications, as well as news articles.

 

Contact us for more information about our language solutions. If you fill in our form we’ll ensure that you get a quote back within one working day.

 

 

Swazi 101

Swazi or Swati is related to Zulu, Xhosa and Northern and Southern Ndebele. There are four dialects in Swaziland, which correspond to the country’s administrative regions: Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini and Shiselweni. The language can also be divided into two broad categories: Standard Swazi and “other”. Standard Swazi is considered, at least by those who speak it, to be purer because it isn’t as heavily influenced by Zulu as the “other” strain. Standard Swazi is spoken primarily in the northern, central and southwest regions of Swaziland, as well as south and northwest South Africa.

Most Swazi speakers in South Africa live in Mpumalanga, this is followed by Gauteng, especially Soweto. Famous Swazi speakers include: artist Lucas Mlambo, actor Usman Ally, and international soccer player Bongani Sandile Khumalo.