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African French (French: français africain) is the generic name of the varieties of the French language spoken by an estimated 141 million people in Africa in 2018, spread across 34 countries and territories.[Note 1] This includes those who speak French as a first or second language in these 34 African countries and territories (dark and light blue on the map), but it does not include French speakers living in other African countries. Africa is thus the continent with the most French speakers in the world. French arrived in Africa as a colonial language; these African French speakers are now a large part of the Francophonie.
In Africa, French is often spoken alongside indigenous languages, but in a number of urban areas (in particular in Central Africa and in the ports located on the Gulf of Guinea) it has become a first language, such as in the region of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, in the urban areas of Douala and Yaoundé in Cameroon or in Libreville, Gabon. In some countries it is a first language among some classes of the population, such as in Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria, where French is a first language among the upper classes along with Arabic (many people in the upper classes are simultaneous bilinguals in Arabic/French), but only a second language among the general population. In each of the francophone African countries, French is spoken with local variations in pronunciation and vocabulary. (Wikipedia)
Languages Africa has taken care to define our own areas of specialization and maintain our focus within the areas of our proven expertise. Our French linguistic experts provide an exceptionally high level of professional excellence and proven quality.
We help major businesses in IT, medicine, and finance, as well as universities and schools to translate their E-Learning content with the highest level of linguistic quality and technical accuracy, while at the same time ensuring the most appropriate cultural experience.
At Languages Africa we provide E-Learning and educational French translation services to ensure all of your subtitles, voice-overs, text translation, interactive learning tutorials and self-teaching videos for e-learning modules are translated with speed and cost-effectiveness.
The energy and environment sector is constantly changing and represents one of the largest areas of development in the 21st Century. Languages Africa provides energy and environmental industries with high-quality professional French translation and localization services. Our translation services cover the wide range of industries including traditional energy; renewable energy and green energy industries such as bioenergy, solar power and wind power; and environmental responsibility, facilitating your success in these important global markets. We offer the best quality service with the coordination of specialist translators to suit specific requirements.
From investment procedures to profit and loss statements, and trade agreements: we cover it all. The world of banking, finance and insurance has its own unique language and register that differs from everyday language in terms of the terminology it employs. Therefore, accurate French financial translations are indispensable and essential towards ensuring that communication is not infringed upon in any way.
At Languages Africa our translators have degrees in accounting, law and in business studies, as well as a high degree of experience in the translation of financial texts. Entrust the translation of your financial reports, analyses, insurance policies, insurance claim documents, and other finance, investment, banking, insurance and reporting materials to our professional French translators who are specialists in the financial sector. In addition, our specialist project managers implement our zero-error policy and high quality deliverables at competitive rates.
French Information technology (IT) translations and software localization are of major importance and priority fields of the 21st Century. From small businesses run by a single person to huge international corporations, the importance of IT in any business setting is evident. Like accounting and legal, every business needs to invest in technology to compete. Technological infrastructure can affect the culture, efficiency and relationships of a business, as well as the security of confidential information and trade advantages. Therefore, information technology development, operations and sustainment rely on high-quality, French reliable IT translations.
Languages Africa provides comprehensive solutions for IT translations, with experienced, skilled French language professionals, industry experts, and project managers. We focus on ensuring attention to detail and absolute accuracy in technical translation of texts that deal with information technology, hardware, or software which is vital for businesses striving to strengthen their positions in foreign markets.
French Legal translation is an important area of expertise that helps regulate the official and commercial relationships between parties at local and international levels. Documents and policies concerned with legal affairs are extremely complex and demanding; requiring expert knowledge.
At Languages Africa we recognize the importance of delivering high-quality French translations for both the private and the public sector. Translations are performed by French experts with an in-depth understanding of common law and civil law legal systems used worldwide.
Life Sciences encompass diverse disciplines such as microbiology, plant sciences, biology, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, animal health, zoology, and environmental studies. Across the globe, professionals are publishing research results in world-renowned journals, present findings at international conferences and meetings, or develop policies and procedures for corporate and/or public communication.
Languages Africa French translators understand the life science industry and regulatory requirements. Through provide faithful representations of original research, our translators specialize in medicine, pharmaceuticals, clinical testing, medical device manufacturing and more. Whether it is sharing data, standardizing procedures or monitoring clinical trials, our professional translation services offer clear and accurate communication. Our quality assurance process guarantees client and document confidentiality. In addition, Languages Africa translations form both the basis and the stimulus for global scientific collaboration.
Over the years, increasing globalization and continuous technological advancements have opened up huge opportunities for the plant and mechanical engineering sector. Languages Africa provides technical French translation and manufacturing translation services that are designed to be tailored to the needs of global businesses seeking integration and harmonization across business units, as well as smaller manufacturers seeking the right partner to support their global journey.
Our high quality French technical translations in manufacturing industries such as automotive, chemical, machinery and construction, ensure that the information flow is seamless, fast, and accurate. The translations will help your company compete in today’s globally connected world. Our French expert linguists specializing in this area have the knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure that your manufacturing texts are perfectly reproduced in the target language. Languages Africa ensures your company has a voice and thrives in the global marketplace.
Effective communication is the key to growing your business internationally. One of the aspects that help businesses thrive is adequate French marketing translations. Translating a communications or operational marketing campaign for a foreign market, or transferring communications from one country to another, requires a specific approach different to that of simple translation
Languages Africa specializes in delivering cost-effective, efficient translation for advertising and marketing industries to help you stay ahead of the global competition for greater market share. With our native French expert translators our professional services will ensure your advertising and marketing ideas make an impact on the global audience.
Pharmaceutical and medical translation requires expertise and accuracy, which can only be delivered by professionals who are highly specialized in healthcare industry. Medical translations include the translation of texts in the areas of healthcare, medicine, pharmaceutical products, medical devices and clinical trials; as well as informed consent forms, medical device manuals (IFU/DFU), hospital documents and medical reports. These translations are carried out by specialized medical professionals that are qualified in the appropriate subject matter and field of practice.
At Languages Africa we use French specialist translators who are engaged in medical or pharmaceutical field on daily basis, have a background of working within the medical system. Our translators and editors are tested for their qualifications and competence.
Non-governmental organizations, including humanitarian and international development organizations, rely frequently on translators for both routine internal and external communications. With so many organizations serving so many different needs in countries around the globe, accurate translation becomes a serious issue. For years, global development agencies have called on Languages Africa for important French translations in activities ranging from international conference materials, to an annual reports, research papers, creative marketing collateral, newsletters and press releases to operational guidelines and financial and operational reports and more. Over the years, we have native French translators who specialize in public sector and non-governmental organization translation services to ensure excellent communication with donors, sponsors and partners. Languages Africa recognizes that credibility and reputation can be damaged instantaneously by inaccuracies, impacting funding, approval of programs and policy changes. Although many organizations rely on their local expat community when working abroad to translate content, not all bilingual personnel are skilled translators.
We are proud to offer our services and produce accurate French translations specific to your language combination, context and brief.
Religious texts and documents are the cornerstone of the establishment of various religions and their traditions. These texts are considered sacred and reliable by believers of many faiths and therefore need careful translation to avoid any issues of authenticity. To help people get full information about and understanding of religion, it is vital for religious organizations and churches to translate religious documents into target languages. A careful translation process is needed to avoid any issues regarding authenticity. With a team of talented translators, Languages Africa brings you closer to your international audience with accurate French religion translation services.
Languages Africa employs a diverse group of our native French translators from every cultural and faith background. Our French linguists pay close attention to the sensitive nature of religious translations, understanding the original source text and transferring it accurately, faithfully and integrally to the target language. Our professional team of French religious translators have been carefully selected and tested to ensure that only the qualified and specialized translators and editors, with appropriate religious understanding and knowledge are elected to handle your project
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