Technical Translation Service in Hausa

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.

Translations completed by qualified technical Hausa linguists

We’re sometimes asked, “What makes a good technical translator?”  Afterall, translation is translation, isn’t it?  Basically substituting one word in one language for the equivalent in another?  A technical translator does of course do this at a very basic level – but also, so much more.  When we recruit our Hausa technical translators, we look for:

  • Advanced language knowledge
  • A technical background, experience or academic qualifications related to the subject matter
  • The ability and thirst to research.  Technology constantly changes and together with these changes so does the terminology
  • Willingness to adopt a client’s in-house style and technical terminology
  • Ability to adopt a tonally correct flavour within the translated text while not jeopardising technical precision

What sort of material do our technical Hausa linguists translate?

Here are just a few examples:

  • Handbooks
  • Instruction manuals
  • Patents
  • Safety data sheets
  • Health and safety information
  • Technical reports
  • Maintenance manuals
  • Tenders

 

If you don’t see your technical material listed here, don’t worry, just tell us what you need and we’ll let you know how we can help you.

Who are our technical Hausa translators?

All translation work is conducted by highly qualified Hausa translators. We ensure that each individual project is undertaken by the most suitable translator whose educational and professional background matches the project in hand.

Based on their performance, our translators are monitored against key performance criteria: accuracy, consistency, knowledge of subject terminology, formatting and completeness. They are re-evaluated regularly to ensure the high standards are maintained.

With the exception of linguists covering languages with rare status, as a minimum, our translators:

  • must have a relevant first degree, postgraduate qualification or corresponding qualification
  • are able to demonstrate a number of years full time work in an appropriate field.

We assign a project manager to every assignment to ensure the project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and within budget.

Just let us know how we can help you.

How is the cost for Hausa technical translation calculated?

  • The cost depends on the volume
  • Translation is calculated per source word of original content
  • Proofreading/revision is calculated by the hour

 

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Hausa language.

Hausa is a West Chadic language spoken mainly in Nigeria and Niger, and in a number of other countries. Estimates of the total number of Hausa speakers range from 72 million to 150 million. In 2018 there were about 53.7 million speakers of Hausa in Nigeria, where it is the de facto provincial language in the northern region, and is used in the media and literature. Hausa is also known as Abakwariga, Habe, Haoussa, Hawsa, Hausawa, Kado or Mgbakpa. Dialects include: Daura, Kano, Katagum, Hadejiya, Sokoto, Gobirawa, Adarawa, Kebbawa, Zamfarawa, Katsina and Arewa. The Daura (Dauranchi) and Kano (Kananci) dialects are considered standard, and are used on international radio stations such as the BBC, Voice of America and Deutsche Welle. Courtesy of Omniglot

Where is Hausa most widely spoken?

Hausa is mainly spoken in northern Nigeria, the Republic of Niger, northern Cameroon, and Ghana. It is also used as a trade language in West African capital cities, in some parts of Chad and Sudan, and in north and equatorial Africa.
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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