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Somali translations by specialised Somali translators (native speakers)

Our quality – your assurance

From order to delivery, we at ConText® translation agency use proprietary project management software based on ISO 9002, DIN 2345 and European industry organisation EUATC standards. All of our translations comply with the European EN 15038 standard in completeness and form.

Our specialist Somali translators transfer all of the content while preserving the sense of the original and keeping the style appropriate to the translation’s target audience, giving you an accurate and authentic translation that looks like an original.

Modern technology also allows us to leverage previously verified sentences while keeping the technical terminology consistent in translation, giving our Somali translations at ConText® a consistent writing style. Our translators integrate your terminology requirements, comments and corrections in databases for further use in every project.

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The Somali language – characteristics and spread

Somali is a widely spoken language along the east coast of Africa in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, and north-eastern Kenya, and the language of the Somali people. Somali has been an official language in Somalia since the end of 1972, and is used in management, education and the mass media.

Somali was given the status of a national language after a written language was developed and standardised in 1972 by a committee of international linguists appointed by the then dictator, Siad Barre. The Latin alphabet was selected for the written language although up to fifty different other alphabets had been tested – including newly invented alphabets (such as Osmaniya) and Arabic. The new Somali language was launched to the Somalis at the Football Stadium in Mogadishu with leaflets reading “You now have your own language” on 10 October 1972.

The Somali government collapsed in the early 1990s, and the importance of Somali culture and language waned. The language saw a stagnation, if not a decline, after the collapse of Somalia due to the ravages of war and emigration into all parts of the world.