The linguistic situation of Pakistan is interesting. More than 60 languages are spoken across the South Asian country, which has designated Urdu as its national language and lingua franca. Urdu, a symbol of the country’s Muslim identity, is understood by more than three-quarters of Pakistan’s 240+ million population, but it’s only spoken as a native language by a mere 7% of Pakistanis. Four other major Pakistani languages—namely, Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, and Saraiki—boast more native speakers than Urdu. Today, we focus on Sindhi.
Sindhi is spoken by a whopping 32 million people in Pakistan, accounting for more than 14% of the highly multilingual country. Across the border in India, another 1.6 million Sindhi speakers can be found, mostly in the state of Rajasthan, and the Indian government has designated the language as one of its 22 scheduled languages, even though Sindhi is not an official language in any Indian states. It’s clear that Sindhi is an influential language in the region, but it’s still not easy to find translation services for it. So, we at TranslationServices.com have decided to take matters into our own hands and compile our own Sindhi translation team.
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Let’s discover what kind of language Sindhi is.
Most Sindhi speakers in Pakistan live in the aptly named province of Sindh, situated in the southeast corner of the country. To the east lies the Indian province of Rajasthan, which is home to a smaller population of Sindhi speakers. Sindhi is also closely related and partially mutually intelligible with Rajasthani, the largest native language of Rajasthan. In Pakistan, Sindhi is written in the Arabic script, while Indian Sindhi speakers use Devanagari, the same script used for Hindi.
Sindhi is an Indo–European language from the Indo–Aryan branch, so it’s related to other major Indian languages like Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi. Like many other Indo–European languages, Sindhi makes use of grammatical gender and case and is described as a morphologically rich language, with complex systems governing the language’s inflection. Specifically, Sindhi features five cases—nominative, accusative–dative, postpositional, genitive, and vocative—whose application is affected by a noun’s gender. Sindhi is also known for its derivational complexity, using morphemes to create new words with different meanings from existing words.
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We’ve scouted out the most skilled Sindhi translators from across Pakistan and India, all of whom are passionate about their native language. With such a diverse team of Sindhi translation experts, we have the right translators for all sorts of jobs—whether you’re looking for translating to or from Sindhi, and whether you’re working with the Arabic or Devanagari script. We also cover the domains of business, academia, literature, and much more, so clients from all walks of life can take advantage of our Sindhi translation services. Even if you want to translate a historical document in Sindhi or a traditional Sindhi story that requires the utmost precision and care, we can expertly render them into English for an international audience. Likewise, our experts can help you cater to local Sindhi speakers with professionally translated business or marketing materials, or we can smoothly convert your creative material, such as a book, game, or app, into flowing Sindhi.
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