Certified Hausa Translation Services You Can Trust
The chief consideration when selecting a translation agency to manage your Hausa translation is credibility. PoliLingua offers you an easy, quick, affordable, and reliable way of obtaining a translation. It is noteworthy that our English to Hausa translations are performed by highly qualified native linguists that are well-versed and well trained in English and Hausa expert industry knowledge and terminology of the subject to be translated.
We offer certified essential documents, legal, business, medical, and technical translations from English to Hausa and from Hausa to English. PoliLingua’s thorough monitor system ensures precision, cultural considerations, and overall quality and time efficiency of every stage of the translation project. Please note if you happen to be dissatisfied with a completed translation, we will make corrections free of charge, until it meets your full satisfaction. If there are any issues or questions with one of our translations, we will work with you until you are completely satisfied with the quality and accuracy of your translations.
Hausa Language Facts
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
Countries Where Spoken: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Sudan
Native speakers: 70 million (as L1 in Nigeria), 50 million (as L2 in Nigeria), millions more elsewhere
Speakers Total: 41 million (as L1: 35 million)
Three Letter Code: HAU
Dialects: Kano, Katagum, Hadejiya Kano, atagum, Hadejiva (Eastern)
Sokoto, Katsina, Gobirawa, Adarawa, Kebbawa, Zamfarawa (Western)
Arewa, Arawa (Northern)
pidgin or market Hausa
Writing system: Latin (Boko alphabet) and Arabic (ajami)
Hausa Legal Document Translation Services
Hausa Manufacturing Document Translations
To ensure utmost Hausa translation and associated business services, our Hausa linguists and project managers have undergone rigorous recruiting and selection procedures for proficiency in the manufacturing subject matter and technical terminology. In addition to Hausa document translation, we offer Hausa staffing solutions, Hausa transcription, diversity and inclusion consulting, Hausa typesetting and graphic services, Hausa simultaneous interpretation, and Hausa consecutive interpretation.
Hausa Retail Document Translations
Our Retail & Consumer Products Practice has enabled the world's leading companies to effectively reach out to multicultural audiences worldwide. Within our network of linguists we have hundreds of Akan translators specifically trained in Akan retail subject matter and terminology. PoliLingua offers a broad spectrum of services for retail clients, such as Hausa document translation, Hausa interpretation, Hausa desktop publishing and typesetting, Hausa voiceovers and subtitling, Hausa website localization, etc.
Country and Language Profile
Hausa represents a Chadic language spoken by approximately 63 million people, out of which about 44 million are first-language speakers and other 20 million use it as a second language. The regions which enjoy the largest use of the language are southern Niger and northern Nigeria. Due to the need of Hausa in trade matters, it has become lingua franca across the major part of Western Africa. There are Hausa speakers located in the US as well.
Hausa is part of Chadic languages family, more specifically belonging to the West Chadic languages. Overall, it is considered an Afroasiatic language member, along with Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and many more.
There have been detected several traditional dialects of the language, divided by their region in Eastern, Northern and Western dialects. The specificity of the Northernmost dialects consists in the loss of tonality.
Since the early 17th century, Hausa has been written in ajami, which is an Arabi alphabet. The first known work to be written in Hausa is Riwayar Nabi Musa, by Abdullahi Suka and dates from the 17th century. There is no universally accepted system of using ajami, every writer enjoying the use of a diverse version. Amongst recent discoveries, there are a few manuscripts in Arabic texts, including description of constellations and calendars.
The Hausa ethnic population has spread all around Africa for several purposes, such as military service, islam, feeing from oppressive kings and feudalism as well as long distance trade and performance of hajj.
What made the Hausa distinct throughout the Middle Ages is their articles of clothing, such as cotton goods, leather sandals, metal locks, horse equipment and leather-working and export of such goods throughout the west African region as well as to north Africa. Th Hausa leather was known as Moroccan leather.
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