Tag: Africa

The Challenges of Sub-Saharan African Translations

The Challenges of Sub-Saharan African Translations

[ 0 ] October 24, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Most of the top languages for translation and marketing these days are European or Asian languages, such as Mandarin, Arabic, or French. While these are important languages to keep in mind for marketing and localization purposes, one must also think about which languages aren’t quite as popular at the moment, but have […]

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Four Languages of Tanzania

Four Languages of Tanzania

[ 0 ] February 17, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan On the east coast of Africa, in the African Great Lakes region, lies the United Republic of Tanzania. It is the home of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, as well as being among the poorest countries in the world. It is very diverse, with a population that includes many different ethnic […]

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The Dutch Language: Four Things You May Not Know

The Dutch Language: Four Things You May Not Know

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Not to be confused with the German word for German, “Deutsch”, Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands. It is also spoken in parts of Belgium and France as well as in a handful of other countries like Suriname, that was once a Dutch colony. The language tends to get overlooked, […]

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How We Are Helping with the Refugee Crisis

How We Are Helping with the Refugee Crisis

September 21, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan As you probably know, we are seeing a huge refugee crisis in various parts of the world lately, with people fleeing from the Middle East, parts of Africa, and Central/Southeastern Asia. Some are lucky enough to find places to stay in neighboring countries, but others have had to travel through many countries […]

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Examples of the Influence of Afrikaans on South African Slang

Examples of the Influence of Afrikaans on South African Slang

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan   Thanks to Nelson Mandela, all of us know at least one word in Afrikaans: “apartheid”. Literally translated to English, it means “apart-hood”, and describes the type of government-endorsed racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. Afrikaans is the language that evolved from the dialect of Dutch spoken […]

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The Sango Language: Three Things to Know

The Sango Language: Three Things to Know

Sango is the official language of the Central African Republic, and is also native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad. By having Sango as the official and national language, the Central Republic of Africa is bucking the trend of many African countries which tend to use Arabic, French, English and other languages […]

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10 Most Common African Languages

10 Most Common African Languages

July 21, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Being the second-largest continent on Earth in terms of land and population, Africa is already quite impressive. It consists of 54 different countries, all of them unique and adding a bit of diversity to the continent as a whole. Given that it is located next to the Middle East and Central Asia […]

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Swahili: What you should know

Swahili: What you should know

By Sarah-Claire Jordan If you’re anything like me, the African language you’ve probably heard referenced the most is Swahili. For me, that’s the language that comes to mind when anyone is talking about Central Africa. It turns out, this is the most common language in the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa, acting as […]

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