We work with:
Acholi, Afar, Afrikaans, Akan, Amharic, Arabic, Ateso, Bari, Bassa, Bemba, Bengali, Chichewa, Dari, Dholuo, Dinka, Embu (Kiembu), Ewe, Fanti, Farsi, Fijian, Fulani, Hausa, Hebrew, Hmong, Igbo, Indonesian, Kalenjin, Kamba, Karen, Kibajuni, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kingwana, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi (Rundi), Kisii (Ekegusii), Krio, Kunama, Lango, Lingala, Luganda, Lugisu, Lugwere, Luhya, Luo (Kenyan & Uganda), Lusoga, Maasai, Maay Maay, Malagasy, Mandinka, Mandingo, Mende, Meru (Kimeru), Mozambique Portuguese, Nepali, Neur, Nkole, Nyanja, Nyankole, Oromo, Persian, Pokot, Punjabi, Runyakatira, Samoan, Sepedi (Northern Sotho), Sesotho, Shona, Somali, Soninke, Swahili (Kenyan), Swahili (Tanzanian), Swahili (Congolese), Swazi, Tigrinya, Tonga, Tongan (Fakatonga), Tooro, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkana, Twi, Urdu, Venda, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu.
Africa is a continent filled with an amazing variety of languages and cultures. After Asia, it’s both the world’s second largest and second most populous continent. Home to 55 countries, it’s no surprise that some experts estimate that there are over 3,000 native languages spoken by its people. The major language families include: Afroasiatic, Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Austronesian, Indo-European, and Kheo. In addition to spoken languages, there is also a large number of sign languages “spoken” in Africa. There are also small language families and language isolates, some of which are so isolated and obscure that they are not officially recognized or classified!
Approximately one hundred African languages are widely used in both formal and informal communication. Millions of people speak Swahili, Somali, Arabic, Amharic, Berber, Oromo, Hausa, Yoruba, Mandingo, Igbo, and Fulani. If one were to group similar languages, fifteen of these groups – sometimes comprising hundreds of individual languages – are spoken by 85% of Africans as a native language or second language. We at EALS provide language support for these most common languages, as well as rarer languages and dialects.
Learning expands great souls. ~ Namibian proverb