Pronto is a professional language translation service with a team of expert Hausa translators to help you with all of your translation needs. Whether it’s legal documents, advertising, business objectives, or anything in-between – Pronto’s Hausa language translation services are equipped to handle everything from technology to commerce.
Who Are Our Hausa Translators?
When you’re looking for precise translations, the most important thing you’re looking for is native-level ability.
All of Pronto’s Hausa language translations are performed by graduates of Nigeria’s Ahmadu Bello University. They have an in-depth command of English, French, and Hausa and are well-versed in technical, medical, and legal terminology of the three languages, which allows them to offer expert-level translation services for:
English to Hausa translation
French to Hausa translation
Hausa to English translation
Hausa to French translation
What Is The Hausa Language?
Hausa (also known as Abakwa Riga, Habe, Haoussa, Hausawa, Haussa, Housa, Houssa, Kado, and Mgba Kpa) is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria, Chad, and Niger, with significant Hausa-speaking populations located in Sudan, Ghana, and Cameroon.
The Hausa language is recognized as an indigenous national language in both Nigeria and Niger’s national constitutions – leading to an especially high need for Hausa translation services in these two countries.
How Popular Is The Hausa Language?
Hausa is the sixth-most common language spoken across Africa and, with 45 million native speakers and 25 million who speak Hausa as a second language, it’s no wonder that the demand for Hausa translators is growing.
Standard Hausa vs. Variants
Hausa is used in foreign trade, government, and media – but there are slight variations of the Hausa language.
In fact, there are three distinct groups of Hausa:
The traditional dialects of northern Nigeria and southern Niger;
The northern dialects of central and western Niger;
The Ghanaian dialect spoken in Ghana, Togo, and western Côte d’Ivoire.
While BBC, China Radio International, Deutsche Welle, IRIB World Service (Iran), Radio France Internationale, Voice of America (VOA), and Voice of Russia all use Standard Hausa in their broadcasts, Nigerian Radio and TV use a more localized variant.
Hausa’s Growing Popularity
Despite the different variants of Hausa, the language itself retains a highly uniform pronunciation and is still quite discernable to expert Hausa translators.
Hausa’s popularity is growing – you can even hop over to Google Trends to see the explosion of the language’s popularity worldwide over the past 20 years.
And as Africa’s economy continues to grow on a global scale, the need for Hausa translation to English (and vice versa) will only continue to grow.
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