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Kiswahili translations by specialised translators (native speakers): Adaptation, localisation, transcreation, and creative services

Motivating, inspiring, close. ConText® is a specialist language service provider for Kiswahili translation, a translation agency that takes a rapid, unbureaucratic approach to business relationships based on trust to the benefit of our clients. We have the flexibility and expertise to adapt to your individual requirements.

Our specialised Kiswahili translators transfer all the content from your manuscript into the target language while preserving the original sense and meaning. Apart from that, our translators formulate the Kiswahili translation for the intended target audience while retaining the style and undertone of the original.

This gives you top-quality Kiswahili text in an accurate translation that reads like an original. We have not only mastered the art of Kiswahili translation; translation is our passion – something we believe you will notice in the result.

Highly-qualified Kiswahili translation agency – saving costs with cutting-edge translation technology

ConText® translators reuse previously verified sentences while also ensuring that any client terminology lists are applied consistently throughout the translation with the aid of state-of-the-art translation technology (CAT tools as well as translation memory and data mining technology).

This keeps the language style consistent in all Kiswahili translations from ConText®. Our databases store predefined terminology lists as well as comments and corrections to be included in all Kiswahili translations.

Highly specialised Kiswahili translation experts

We translate and localise specialised texts from German and English into Kiswahili and from Kiswahili into German, or other languages.

The rapid rate of technological and scientific progress requires increasing depth of specialisation from translators.

Our specialist areas include business, law, IT, banking, construction, architecture, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, marketing, communications, and advertising. ConText® services include quality assurance from our in-house proofreaders.

Our quality, your assurance – translations into Kiswahili at ISO 17100:2015 international quality standard

The ConText® translation agency uses project management software developed in-house from order receipt to delivery of the final translation.

We provide a web portal for registered clients to place complex translation and localisation orders for Kiswahili, upload the original documents, and download the translated texts.

A Kiswahili project comprises individual client jobs such as translation, proofreading, localisation in multiple language combinations, and DTP.

We use CAT tools such as Trados, MemoQ, Transit and Translation Workspace to generate automated translation analysis if requested.

All Kiswahili translations comply with the ISO 17100:2015 international quality standard to ensure completeness and form.

ConText® also supplies official translations from certified Kiswahili translators.

Transcreation – localising the message behind your brand

Brands vie for attention in reaching the target audience. Imagine you have recently run a successful sales campaign in East Africa, and you would like to repeat that for other markets. It usually takes good transcreation to carry your message out to consumers in all the world’s markets.

Advertising messages often contain a subtext that needs to be decoded correctly by the audience in the target market. The art of transcreation involves adapting the message your brand conveys while keeping your brand identity intact in every local market. Translators often take a more liberal and creative approach to this kind of job, as the texts – and visuals in many cases – need to be adapted for your message to hit the mark in an intercultural context.

Transcreation plays an essential role in successful intercultural advertising, communication and product marketing, as it ensures that the message is conveyed as intended to the target audience in each market.

Full-service package for Kiswahili

In addition to translation, adaptation, localisation and proofreading, our services extend to consultancy, editorial services, media and graphic design, and print contract management.

We are also happy to take care of the complete package that includes everything from specialist translations into Kiswahili by native speakers to international typesetting and proofreading to design, print and delivery including organisation, while keeping within the agreed budget and schedule.

Content creation: We write success stories in Kiswahili – finer, faster, with a bit more “Oomph!”

Our Kiswahili translators, Kiswahili copywriters and Kiswahili authors help put your thoughts into words.
We prepare and translate the following projects and materials from and into Kiswahili:

Websites, SEO texts and landing pages
Product descriptions for online shops
E-mail newsletters
Press releases
Advertising slogans
Video scripts
Brochures and leaflets
Advertisements and posters
Social media contributions
Multilingual product descriptions

How much overhead do you have in your translation orders?

How quickly and flexibly can your translation agency respond to requests for Kiswahili? How simple and straightforward is it to process a small order? How easily can you communicate with your contact person?

Working with ConText® makes it all easy. We do not have the huge unwieldy internal bureaucracy of large agencies, a bureaucratic machine that takes time and expense to set into motion for each Kiswahili translation order; we can react flexibly and quickly to client demands.

Interested? Get in touch!

Or just send us your text to be translated by e-mail and we will make you an offer for Kiswahili.

ConText®
Hindenburgstraße 10
55118 Mainz
Germany

Tel.: +49 (6131) 55 434-0
Fax: +49 (6131) 55 434-20
E-mail: welcome(at)context.de

Kiswahili – characteristics and spread

Kiswahili, also known as Swahili, is a Bantu language, and is the most widely used lingua franca of East Africa.

Kiswahili is the mother tongue of the Swahili tribe, who live along 1,500 km of coastline from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, as well as a growing number of inhabitants of East Africa that grow up using this language. More than fifty million people speak Kiswahili, of whom only five to ten million are actual native speakers.

Kiswahili is an official language of Tanzania where it is maintained and promoted by the National Suahelirat, the second official language and most widely used lingua franca of Kenya, and has been one of the official languages of Uganda alongside English since 2005. The East African Community set the aim of promoting Kiswahili to replace English as imposed by British colonial rule.

Kiswahili is one of four national languages in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is also spoken in Rwanda, Burundi, southern Somalia, the Comoros (including Mayotte), Mozambique and Malawi, and as a trading language (lingua franca) by around ninety million people. Kiswahili was adopted as a working language at the African Union Summit in July 2004.

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ConText®
Hindenburgstraße 10
55118 Mainz
Germany

Tel.: +49 (6131) 55 434-0
Fax: +49 (6131) 55 434-20
E-mail: welcome(at)context.de

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