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Siswati translation 2022

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.

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.

Additionally, Siswati is functionally understood by isiZulu, isiXhosa and isiNdebele speakers all of which share similar words and grammatical structure. International readers may compare this to the mutual intelligibility of Portuguese and Italian, and South Africans to that of Southern Sotho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho Sesotho sa Leboa (Sepedi) and Setswana.

Grammatically correct 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 academically qualified, first language Siswati translators. 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.

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Siswati has particular reach in Mpumalanga's Ehlanzeni District Municipality where 55% of the estimated 1 million population speak it as their first language.

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