South Asian Languages Translation Services

South Asia comprises over 100 different languages. Most of the languages spoken in India belong to the Indo-European, the Dravidian, or the Tibeto-Burman family of languages. Almost one third of the languages spoken in South Asia have over 1 million speakers each. Some of the most widespread languages are listed below. If you do not see the language you are looking for – please contact us.

Bengali

Bengali is an Indo-Aryan language which is spoken mostly in the East Indian subcontinent. It has evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit and Sanskrit languages and is the second most spoken language in India. Currently, the language belt of Bengali ranges from Bangladesh to the Indian state of West Bengal, Assam and Tripura. With about 230 million speakers spread all over the world, the Bangla Language is also one of the most spoken languages in the world. 

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Dari

Also sometimes referred to as Afghan Persian Dari is one of the most prominent dialects of the modern Farsi (Persian) language. The official language of Afghanistan it is spoken by an estimated 5 million people and serves as the primary tool of communication. The Dari language is classified as part of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. The development of the Indo-Iranian language family can be divided into three categories: old, middle and modern.

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Gujarati

Native to the Indian state of Gujarat, Gujarati is descended from Old Gujarati which in turn is derived from Sanskrit. It is estimated that there are 54.6 million speakers in India (4.5% of the Indian population) and 65.5 million speakers worldwide making it the 26th most spoken native language in the world.

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Hindi

The name ‘Hindi’ was originally given to this language by Persian speaking Turks who invaded the Punjab in the 11th century. Hindi means “language of the land of the Indus River”. Nearly 425 million people speak Hindi as a first language and around 120 million as a second language. 

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Kannada

It has been estimated that there are about 35 million Kannadigas ( i.e. people who speak Kannada in the world)  which makes it the 27th most spoken language in the world. It is one of the official languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka in the country. 

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Kashmiri

Spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley in India, Kashmiri is from the Dardic family of languages. According to a census taken in 2001 there are 5.5 million speakers in India.

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Malayalam

When translating Malayalam it should be taken into account there are variances in the language determined by whether the interaction is formal or informal, the region involved (SEATONGUE offers in-house native linguists – see below) and the differences made by caste and religion.

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Why SEATONGUE?

From the moment you contact SEATONGUE you will be allocated a Project Manager who will match our quality and flexible services to provide a customised and unique solution which precisely meets your vision and goals. Localisation is at the heart of our work and we are proud that all of our linguists are in-country and in-house native Asian translators.

How do I get started?

Fill in the form on our website giving us a brief idea as to what South Asian language translation services you are looking for. You will then be allocated a Project Manager who will consult with you and get to know your requirements in more detail.