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We offer Zulu translation, transcription services including document certification, medical and technical translation and a wide range of interpreting services.

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Zulu translation


At PoliLingua we offer Zulu translation, transcription and localization services, including document certification, medical and technical translation, legal transcription and a wide range of interpreting services.
Our expert Zulu translators have multiple areas of linguistic expertise and translate English to Zulu and Zulu to English.


Zulu Business Translation

PoliLingua offers high-quality business translation, interpretation services and studio quality voice over for Zulu-speaking markets. We know that adapting an advertising campaign, slogan, claims or bandwagon material requires a professional linguist, experienced in crafting sales and marketing messages relevant to each Zulu-speaking region.
Accuracy and attention to detail are top priorities for Polilingua in our English to Zulu translation. Every day our project management team, translators and interpreters work without fail to the deadlines set through the course of their projects.


Zulu Medical Translation

PoliLingua has wide experience in Zulu to English medical translation, transcription and interpretation. Our native South African linguists with a background in health care handle medical related materials, prescriptions, hospital summaries, reports, instructions for use (IFU), quality of life measures (QoL), pharmacological studies and medical equipment user manuals, all at the highest level.
For more than 12 years we have been helping Doctors Without Borders South Africa, clinical research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies communicate their messages to local population and business.


Zulu Authorized Translation

Offering Zulu sworn translation services, proofreading and document certification, PoliLingua can provide you with a professional, accurate translation for legal use. We always match our legal translation projects with certified and authorized linguists, who are well versed in legal language.
Whether your translation needs include immigration documents, birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, academic degrees, police records, or wills and trusts, we guarantee that your documents will be certified by our company certification statement.


Zulu language and people

The Zulu language is one of the eleven official languages in South Africa, spoken by 24% of the population. The most distinctive features of Zulu include the use of click consonants (c: dental, q: alveolar and x: lateral), use of tone, and an abundance of proverbs and idioms.

Zulu is characterized by respectful terms of address for elders and seniors, called hlonipha. In this respect, terms like baba (father) and mama (mother) are used not only to address one’s parents but also other senior men and women in the community.

Zulu people are a branch of the southern Bantu and have close ethnic, linguistic and cultural ties with the Swazi and Xhosa. They currently make up approximately 20% of the South African population. By number (2001): in South Africa — 11,449,000; in Lesotho — 316,000; in Swaziland — 104,000; in Zimbabwe — 149,000; in Malawi — 62,000; in Botswana — 5,200; in Mozambique — 3,800.

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