Lingala Translation Services
We offer professional Lingala to English and English to Lingala translation service. Here is some information which you will find useful as the Arabic language is full of interesting facts and essential tips when you are looking to communicate effectively in Lingala speaking countries.
- Location Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Population Combined 75 million
- Language family Bantu group, Niger-Congo family
- Related languages Koongo, Luba-Kasai, Congo Swahili
- Number of global speakers Reportedly over 10 million worldwide
Lingua Translations is a globally renowned, award winning provider of high quality Lingala translation and interpreting services. All of our native speaking Lingala translators and interpreters are fully qualified, vetted and registered members of professional translation and interpreting bodies and organisations.
Our Lingala linguists work across a diverse range of sectors, including the following: corporate, multimedia, financial, legal, public sector, and many more.
- Sourcing a Lingala translation
We believe that trust is the most important factor when sourcing a Lingala translation service. We know that you may have difficulty in finding and choosing a professional company to handle your Lingala translation, that you know you can trust completely with your project requirements.
It is almost certain that you do not speak Lingala yourself, and it is also likely that you have never dealt with any Lingala translation requirements before. Consequently, we advise that you take all the time you need in looking into the services provided by translation companies, and don’t make a rushed decision with regards to who you contact first.
Here at Lingua Translations, we only work with in-country, native speaking Lingala translators who have at least five years’ professional experience in Lingala translation for a range of clients. We can also guarantee to find you an expert in the specific area relating to that of your text, with all of our Lingala translators specialising in one or more fields.
- Lingala translation – a language overview
Lingala is a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken throughout both a large area of the Republic of the Congo, as well as the northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it is an official language.
The modern form of Lingala is based on Bobangi, which was spoken by the people (or Bangala) living along the Congo River between Lisala and Kinshasa, and was the regional trade language prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late nineteenth century.
There are four variations of Lingala; Standard, Spoken, Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
Standard Lingala is used in educational and news broadcasts and is deemed to be the formal version, whilst Spoken Lingala is used in people’s day-to-day lives and informal environments, including songs.