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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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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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Africa: at the Boundaries of Babel

Africa: at the Boundaries of Babel

The African territory is characterized by the widest variety of spoken languages in the world. Due to the overlapping and the coexistence of so many idioms any classification may appear somehow absurd; nonetheless, linguists, forcing limits of nature, have elaborated a broad categorization and have divided African Languages in three main branches: the first is […]

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The Swahili Passepartout

The Swahili Passepartout

For sure, Swahili is so popular a language among African ones spoken outside the Continent that a certain abuse of it is even made by Hollywood films. Swahili is the most nearly studied among African Diaspora languages to the extent that some of its terms have become quite common in Western Countries: I can’t believe […]

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