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We pride ourselves on the ability to deal with specialist African languages, whether Igbo, Hausa or Tsonga. Built through years of working in the continent, we now have a team of handpicked linguists, translators, writers and editors from across Nigeria, Africa and the world allowing us to deal with anything that can be thrown at us.
For over 5 years we have provided translation services for projects large and small across industry; worldwide. We handle brochures, marketing material, press releases, legal documents, product labels, proposals, PowerPoints, technical files, medical notes, technical manuals, company reports, training materials, websites and much more.
No matter how challenging your request, we deliver. We have the team, experience, knowledge and passion to meet any challenge.
In short, if you need a translation involving Igbo – simply contact us and we will take care of the rest. Nice, simple and hassle-free.
When translating into or from Igbo, one of our translation team will be assigned to your job.
The translator is assigned according to their suitability for your assignment; this involves looking at the language combinations, scripts, subject matter, deadlines, etc. We have a system by which we match our team to specific key requirements in translation or localization jobs.
Our team of translators is made up of top Igbo linguists. They primarily work into/out of Igbo and English although there is capacity in the team for other combinations including French, Swahili and some others. All are proven linguists as well as come with specific technical knowledge such as legal or finance; others with specific skills sich as copywriting or online marketing.
When you use African Language Solutions, rest assured you will only ever get the best. This applies to our linguists, our Project Management team, our processes and of course our translations.
For more information, please contact a member of the team who can talk you through your specific project.
- Alternate names & spellings: Ibo
- Language ISO code: ig/ ibo
- Number of speakers: about 24 million speakers
- Writing system: Latin alphabet, which was introduced by British colonialists
- Spoken in: Primarily in south-eastern Nigeria but also in Equatorial Guinea
The Igbo language, or also referred as Ibo (wrongly spelled by British colonialists), is part of the Niger-Congo language family and belongs to the Benue- Congo branch.
Igbo, which is one of the four largest languages in West Africa, was originated in the area of the Congo and Benue rivers and later on it spread all over the south-eastern part of the country. It is one of the most prominent languages of Nigeria, being primarily spoken in the states of the Southern Delta Region: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.
Although there are traces of its origins as long ago as 9th century AD, the Igbo language owes most of its recognition to some famous Igbo authors who have written in the Igbo language such as G.C.A. Oldendorp (History of the Evangelistic Mission of the Brothers in the Caribbean) and Samuel Ajayi Crowther (Isoama Ibo).
The Igbo language is the native language of the Igbo people, who live in South-Eastern Nigeria. There is evidence dated from 9th century that suggests that by that time the Igbo community has already created some tools with an artistic purpose and that the people was led by an assembly formed by citizens, a really advanced government system for its time.
Presently, Igbo speakers are normally bilingual, however, even though Igbo language is taught in schools at all levels and used by the mass media in eastern Nigeria, English is still the main literary language.
There are said to be around 30 Igbo dialects.
These dialects vary considerably in their lexical and phonological forms to the extent that most of them are unintelligible. Owerri and Onitsha dialects are already used in standard texts and the standard form, based on the Owerri and Umuahia dialects, is still developing.
These are some of the most important Igbo dialects: Owerri, Onitsha, Umuahia, Orlu, Ngwa, Afikpo, Nsa, Oguta and Aniocha.