Prevalent African languages for investment

Now that the financial year-end is behind us, our focus shifts to South Africa hosting the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) conference in March 2013. With the focus on South African investment and development, we have experienced a flood of requests for content and documents to be translated into Africa-based languages.

Prevalent languages have been African French and African Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese as well as the eleven official languages of South Africa, Arabic and Amharic. Africa seems to be the buzzword in investment circles.

Investment and translation

A massive part of the world’s population, and more than likely your target market, do not speak English as their mother-tongue. Investors are finding the same can be said for Africa, and market penetration is infinitely better when you’re trying to market something in a language your prospect understands.

Visit to view a list of the African languages and dialects we translate into and from.


‘A huge, huge thank you to you and your team for getting everything out in such a rush on Friday and over the weekend. It’s fantastic to know we’re working with a company that can handle the heat when deadlines get tight.’ – Leading Online Training Company

January 2013

Languages we translated this month: African French, Portuguese (Angola and Mozambique), Afrikaans, Bahasa, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Sepedi, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Amharic, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Sesotho, Siswati, Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Xhosa and Zulu

Prevalent Industries: Advertising, News, NGO’s, National Language Service, Communications, Online Training, Technology, Marketing, Market Research, Hospitality, Logistics and Software Development.

For more information on our African languages or any queries regarding your requirements, send us an e-mail to

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Languages and formats list:

We often get queries about whether we cover certain languages and regarding the ideal file format for us to work with. For a full list of the languages we cover, click here: For a full list of the formats we work with, click here:

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Yours Sincerely,

The Language People

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