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For 10 years we have been providing localisation and translation solutions in world languages to companies and organisations. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive service; everything we do is tailored to your specific requirements and focused on your objectives.
Whatever your language requirements, whether French or not, we have the experience, knowledge and insight to become your quality language service provider.
We deal with all levels of translation, from legal to financial to oil & gas and everything in between. Websites, manuals, advertisements and contracts are but a few of the formats we regularly deal with. Even if you need typesetting, we can take care of this for you.
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Our French translators come from a variety of backgrounds and are assigned to translation jobs according to their skills. Our team is spread over all Francophone Africa as well as in France itself.
All our translators are professionals. The majority come with translation specific qualifications although for the more obscure requests we turn to bilingual professionals from a number of sectors who have the skill-set to deal with specialist needs. Having linguists in-country also gives us access to vital on-the-ground knowledge vital in localisation and dealing with the more challenging texts.
In short, you can rest assured that your translation will always be dealt with by someone with the experience, know-how and professionalism to guarantee quality work.
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- Alternate names & spellings: Français and La langue Français.
- Language ISO code: fr
- Number of speakers: over 250 million of speakers.
- Writing system: It is based on the 26-letters Latin Alphabet.
It is spoken in a total of 53 countries from four different continents and it is the official or co-official language of 26 countries. In Africa it is spoken in:
Algeria (Arabic is the official language), Gabon (official language), Equatorial Guinea (official language, along with Spanish and Portuguese), Benin (official language), Republic of the Congo (official language), Côte d’Ivoire (official language), Djibouti (official, along with Arabic), Madagascar (official, along with Malagasy), Mauritius (English is the official language but French and Creole are widely spoken), Tunisia (main foreign language and the language of commerce), Burundi (official language French, along with Kirundi), Central African Republic (official language French, along with Sango), Chad (French and Arabic are the official languages), Mali (French is the official language), Niger (French is the official language), Rwanda (French, English and Kinyarwanda are the official languages), Seychelles (Creole, English and French are the official languages), Burkina Faso (French is the official language), Cameroon (English and French are the official languages), Democratic Republic of the Congo (French is the official language) and Guinea (French is the official language).
The French language comes from Latin and it belongs to the Romance languages since it is part of the heritage of the formerly Roman empire. The modern French known nowadays constitutes a spoken version of the Vulgar Latin created by the Roman invaders.
With the invasion of France by Germanic tribes from the third century on, the Vulgar Latin was drastically influenced by the languages of these tribes. Later on, in the sixteenth century the French language replaced Latin and became the official language in France. From that moment on, the standardization process of the language took place and the French language ended up becoming the diplomacy language all around the western world.
The Roman colonization spread the language throughout America, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia.
French can be split into three different groups in which the biggest differences can be appreciated in the vocabulary and the pronunciation of words.
- European French: Francien (the official form of the language spoken in France), Belgium French, Italian French, Luxembourg French and Switzerland French.
- Canadian French: has two main dialects – Quebec French and Acadian French.
- African French: Africa is the biggest French-speaking population worldwide since there are more than twenty countries in Africa in which French is spoken. However, it is possible to organize African French dialects as follows: French spoken in Central, Western and East of the continent, the one spoken in Northwest Africa and finally the dialect from Réunion, Mauritius and Seychelles.
It should be also mentioned the form of French spoken in the state of Louisiana (United States) neither the Asian dialects of the language such as the Vietnamese and the Cambodian French.