Siswati translation 2023
Siswati is often abbreviated in English as Swazi or Swati. The language is predominantly spoken in the east of the country in the Mpumalanga province bordering Eswatini. It is an official language in South Africa and Eswatini. Additionally, Siswati is functionally understood by isiZulu, isiXhosa and isiNdebele speakers all of which share similar words and grammatical structure.
South Africa's ninth most-spoken language
Siswati is South Africa's ninth most-spoken language at approximately 3% of the population, with just under two and a half million home language speakers as of the the 2011 national census. It has particular reach in Mpumalanga's Ehlanzeni District Municipality where 55% of the estimated 1 million population speak Siswati as their first language.
Contemporary Siswati translations
Our English to Siswati translations follow the latest authorised orthographic rule set. We only produce translations that are true to the language, as it is spoken and understood by the community. We will always find a balance between what is grammatically and what is accessible and enjoyable to read. Our documents are always worked on by first language Siswati translators with tertiary qualifications and legal experience.
All our translations are original human translations and do not use CAT tools recycle previous translations. We have also developed our own in-house set of spelling checks for Siswati in MS Word. If requested, we can issue formal translation certification for our translated work, stating technical due diligence, the translator's academic qualifications and their full-time work experience.