Somali language translation and interpreting service

The Somali language belongs to the Cushitic branch of the family of Afro-Asiatic languages. There are several dialects within the regions of the Federal Republic of Somalia, East Africa; however, Somali is the official language. Globally there are thought to be nearly 18.5-million speakers of the Somali language.

Somalia has a colonial past having had regions populated by the Italians and the British – so it is thought that many Somali speakers also have a reasonable command of English and Italian. Arabic is another language that it is widely spoken in northern Somalia.

Until 1973 Somali did not have an official written form, after this time it was officially recognised using the Latin alphabet.

Our Somali language translation and interpreting services include:

  • Document translation
  • Client interviews
  • Court appearances
  • Depositions
  • Immigration interviews
  • Prison visits
  • Business meetings
  • Client presentations
  • Factory/site visits
  • Hospital visits
  • International trade fairs