Uganda Translation

How do I communicate in Uganda;Language and translations?

Do the diverse languages in Uganda worry you? Worry no more as most of the Ugandan people can speak, understand and write English. The people are very eager to teach whereas learn from their visitors.
When planning a trip to Uganda, never let yourself be bothered by the languages in the country. Being a former British colony, English has turned out to be an almost mother tongue language for many Ugandans.

What are the Languages used in Uganda?

Luganda and other Languages

Uganda has more than 40 independent languages spoken. This resulted from the diverse ethnic history and the later adoption of the English language as the chief language during the colonial era.
Being the official and trade language, no local language stood out to be famed before independence. But during the early twentieth Century, schools were teaching Swahili which made it the second official language. And in September 2005, English as the first and Swahili the second where declared the official national languages in Uganda.
When you travel through the different parts of the country, you will realize that there is a variety of languages among which are Luganda  & Lusoga in the central regions, and in eastern Uganda is Lugisu, Lugweree, Lumassaba and Kumam, in the north islucholi and luteso whereas in the west is Rukiga & Runyankole.
Day to Day Communication In Uganda Languages.

You will discover that most of the educated natives speak English and English speaking natives will have no difficulties when shopping, working with official figures, and reading signposts. As you travel away from the major towns, the level of English spoken reduces although even in the very far rural areas, the shopkeepers and police official do speak some English.

Despite Swahili being the secondary official language, it is rarely spoken unless in the eastern part of the country near the Kenyan border. The lingua franca differs although luganda is the most prevalently spoken local language as stated by the Ugandan Government.

This language is much more used than English among the locals when communicating particularly those staying around the capital.
Although different languages are spoken in different parts of the country, with English and a little Luganda, you can always be understood no matter where you go.
The diverse facilities associated with tourist from the airport to the smallest souvenir stalls will conduct business in English and the natives while presume you speak English once you are white although you may be French or even Darkish.  Additionally, signposts to tourist sites are mainly in English and the taxi and bodaboda drivers will understand English versions of places.

Translation services  in Uganda, information of conversions to local languages, translator’s  listing  and contact details.

Luganda translator, English

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Translation Services
As the world grows to embrace globalization and the increased use of information technology systems, there is need to have translation services. Probably with the use of internet and e-mail services, you may not realize that a language barrier is a major constraint for multi-cultural / world businesses.
If you needed translating services some 20 years ago, you needed to hire a person know has knowledge of the different languages. At the time, translation standards allowed for compromise in accuracy and clarification of documents thus translator were not as much need. A business could actually thrive with such services.
Some business files and documentation may contain technical terms that definitely need to be changed into an alternative language so that customers can identify with the products or brand in the market. You could probably need to translate an English manual/ guide to another language…say Chinese or Spanish!
The demand for such services has led to the increased establishment of business translation services who services are not limited to the business world but also available to individuals. If you may ask…what benefits does a translator have to your business?
Translation companies hire the best translators so you are sure they are quality services. Often interviews at such companies require that a person has efficient knowledge, competence and understanding of different world issues. It is through knowledge of certain issues that quality translation can be offered.
All businesses need to market their services and products to the world and there is no better way to this than having a website with appropriate translation in different languages. Translation companies have professional staff with different native languages. For a specific language task, employees who identify with the language as their maternal language can do the task best.
Translation services are often under certified companies or agents who use people to actually do the translation work. There are mechanical translators and Software which can do the job well but remember they are not as accurate and efficient as humans.
Meeting deadlines is a plus for translation services. Often, professional companies have translators who can afford to work extra hours or in shifts so that they deliver on time without compromise.
Companies with translation services offer desks for customer support services. Different tasks are assigned under project coordinators who can help when contacted to answer any queries from customers at any time!
No matter the volume of work, professional business companies are the right contact. Some projects have just few pages in magazines, brochures, handbooks, websites and many others. No matter the work to be done, there are teams allocated to do translations for different chapters if the work is length and a bit complicated. With such an arrangement, the outcome is reliability and quality control.
There are several costs that come with bad translations. If wrong techniques are used to translate a website, you’ll have wasted time in achieving SEO targets. Hire professional translation services to do the job and results will show the rate of business growth.

1 Comment

  • Zara, Translation World Ltd Reply

    January 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Hello

    We need a professional translation done of a small letter in the language of Luganda into English.

    Can you help?

    Many thanks
    Zara

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