Where Swahili translators come from
Swahili translators in San Diego come from different countries in Central and East Africa. They all work under the same language umbrella, however, they speak different versions of the language. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone there may be more than 3 versions of Swahili(Kivu version, Katanga version, and Province Orientale version). Confusing? Yeah, I know. Let’s not forget to mention that there is also the Kenyan Swahili, and Tanzania Swahili which are considered to be the classic Swahili. As a service provider when your client tells you that he/she needs a Swahili interpreter, you may think that Swahili is Swahili everywhere.
When looking to hire a Swahili translator/interpreter it is important to know which version of Swahili your client speaks, especially if your client is from the DRC. Because Swahili in the DRC is mixed with other local languages making it difficult for someone who is not native of that region to understand what is being communicated.
The role of Swahili translators in San Diego
Swahili translators in San Diego play a vital role in the daily lives of the Swahili speaking community. First and foremost they accompany Swahili speakers to their medical appointments; facilitate communication at teacher-parent meetings and other academic gatherings; they help with insurance companies; assist with social services appointments; and furthermore, they translate legal, medical, academic, and other business documents from English to Swahili… Although their (Swahili translators) role is in the background, they play a crucial role in eliminating cultural and language barriers between the Swahili speaking community and professionals who serve them in San Diego. Additionally, they help establish and solidify the bond between Swahili speakers and other members of the community where they reside.
Lingo On the Go and Swahili translation
For more than 7 years the founder of Lingo On the Go has been working as a Swahili translator. Many of the families he helped have moved on to create their own businesses; buy homes; graduate from college; and do many other good things in their new community…If you need to hire a Swahili translator or interpreter do not hesitate to contact Lingo On the GO at (619) 270-8795 and we’ll be happy to assist you whatever your Swahili language need is. In addition to Swahili translation, we also provide translation services in French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, and Luganda. Check our services page