Venda (also known as Tshivenda and Chivenda) is one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. It belongs to the Bantu family of languages and is most commonly spoken in Limpopo province, but you’ll hear it spoken throughout the country (especially Gauteng) and even up in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Estimates vary but there are approximately 1.2 million Venda speakers in South Africa, which equates to about 2.4% of the population. It may be a relatively minor language in the country, but its official status earns it the recognition it deserves among ST Communications’ translation services.
One of our aims is to break down language barriers and facilitate communication in Africa; so you can trust us to go above and beyond no matter what Venda translation service you require, whether it’s business software localisation or face-to-face interpreting at a private wedding.
You can take advantage of our range of business and personal translation services that include English-Venda, Venda-English and translation to and from any other African language spoken by our team of mother-tongue translators and interpreters.
For example, we offer DTP services that allow you to transform your business and marketing material into any language, no matter what the script. So you can translate all your product brochures from Venda into Arabic if necessary.
We also offer localisation services that adapt your software and website and marketing content to local markets, so you’ll be an instant hit with your new audience.
Our print translation services can be used for a variety of business and personal needs, from translating business contracts, terms and conditions and product instruction manuals to personal letters and academic literature.
Finally, we offer consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services for all business and private functions.
Make swift contact for more about Venda translation from ST Communications, or just request a quote for whatever you need translated and we’ll come right back to you within 24 hours.
Venda is fairly closely related to a few other South (and Southern) African languages, including Shona (especially Kalanga – Western Shona) and Southern and Northern Sotho, as well as the Nguni family of languages.
There are seven dialects: Phani, Tavha-Tsindi, Ilafuri, Manda, Guvhu, Mbedzi and Lembetu.
According to SAlanguages.com, there are also several different varieties, including Tshiilafuri (Western Venda), Tshimanda (Central Venda), Tshimbedzi (Eastern Venda), Tshilembethu (North-Eastern Venda), Extreme Eastern Venda, Tshironga (Southern Venda) and South-Eastern Venda.