Somali is an official language of Somalia (along with Arabic) and a national language in neighbouring Djibouti. It is a working language in the Somali Region of Ethiopia and also in North Eastern Kenya.Â Â The Somali language is written with the Latin alphabet. Somali language origins are of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. There are around 36.6 million people worldwide that speak Somali.Â
Somali has been written using a few different scripts including Borama, Kaddare, Osmanya, and Wadaad’s writing. In 1972 the Latin alphabet was adopted as the official writing system for Somali, developed by a linguist named Shire Jama Ahmed.Â Â
Experienced Somali LinguistsÂ
Our team of Somali linguists, Somali transcriptionists and Somali translators are required to have at least 5 years’ experience in their field of expertise. This ensures that if you have a legal contract to translate, we will have a Somali translator who has experience translating legal documents. We also have a team of medical translators, technical translators and academic translators.Â
All of our Somali linguists are required to sign confidentiality agreements before working with us. They also undergo regular training and testing to ensureÂ high accuracy, experience and knowledge. Our team of Somali transcribers can work from Somali to Somali and can even translate directly to target language from audio or video files.Â
Somali Translation Services
We provide expert Somali translation services in a wide variety of industries and sectors. Currently we have a teams who provide expert Somali medical translation services, Somali legal translation services, Somali academic translation services, Somali media translation services and more. When you request a translation service from us, we will always match you with a linguist, translator or interpreter who has the correct experience, training and credentials to meet your needs. This includes additional proofreading services, back translation services and more.Â
Somali Subtitling ServicesÂ
Our Somali subtitling services are timed perfectly to the source language to ensure you’re your audience has a seamless viewing experience. We can provide subtitling services for online videos and broadcast videos in a number of formats. This includes subtitling services for YouTube, subtitling services for Netflix, Subtitling services for Amazon video and subtitling services for BBC iPlayer. We can work with languages from across Africa. Our Somali subtitle team will work with you throughout your video production process from video transcription, to video translation to the completed project and beyond.
Somali Closed Captioning ServicesÂ
We provide Somali closed captions to include non visual cues. We also provide open captions if required. Our open captioning services include text placement, text styling and burning on to your final cut video. Our closed captioning services ensure that your videos can be fully enjoyed without sound and also accessible to those with hearing loss.Â
Somali Voice over Services and Video Dubbing Services
To complete our video transcription services, video translation services package, we also offer video dubbing and voice over services in a range of languages. Our Somali video dubbing services mean that you can enjoy videos that have actors that do not speak your language as the source without the need for subtitles or captions. This includes voice over services for factual video and video dubbing services for feature films.Â
Somali Transcription Services and Somali Video TranslationÂ
We offer Somali transcription services for video and audio files. Our Somali translation services can be used to create a source language to source language transcript. We can also transcribe from Somali into virtually any target language. If you require subtitles, we urge you to use transcription and separate translation for a more polished result.Â
Somali Website LocalisationÂ
Transcription City can help you conquer the world wide web with our website localisation services!Â
We can assist in helping you reach millions of people across the globe on a more personal level.Â
Somali website localisation means that you can have your message personalised and aimed specifically at a target local audience, ensuring that your copy is appropriate, contains relevant local information and is easy to understand. This means that we always use linguists, writers and translators who have local knowledge and are familiar with the area they are targeting.
All Somali linguists, subtitlers and translators required have at least 5 years’ experience in their field or industry. Translators also sign an NDA before working with us.Â
If you would like more information about our Somali translation services, Somali transcription services, Somali subtitling services, voice over or video dubbing services please get in touch. We are always available and happy to help.