Given that India is one of the most populated countries on the planet, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s also one of the most linguistically diverse. More than 450 languages are spoken across the vibrant Indian subcontinent, representing hundreds of ethnic groups from several language families. Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the country, but only around half of Indians speak it—most speak a smaller, local language, with nearly every state having a different official language. One of these 22 official languages is Dogri, found in the north of the country.
Dogri is spoken natively by around 2.6 million people, mostly in India with some also residing in Pakistan. One of five official languages of Jammu and Kashmir, Dogri was added as an official language in 2003 and constitutes the most widely spoken language in the Jammu region, spoken by nearly half the population there. Recognition of the Dogri language has been growing in recent years, but it’s still underrepresented globally, leading to a dearth of Dogri translation services. At TranslationServices.com, we’re proud to present our new Dogri translation team to help fill this gap.
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While Dogri is mostly concentrated in Jammu, the language spills out into the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh as well as the Punjabi region in both India and Pakistan, in the cultural Duggar region. It comes from the Western Pahari group of languages, a branch of the Indo–European family, to which English also belongs. It’s tonal, which is rare for an Indo–European language. When it comes to writing, Dogri is complicated, since there are three acceptable scripts: Takri, an indigenous script; Devanagari, also used for Hindi; and the Arabic script.
Like many other Indo–European languages, Dogri uses grammatical gender, with two distinctions: masculine and feminine. Like many Indian languages, Dogri employs a noun case system and uses a word order of subject-object-verb, although word order is relatively flexible and can be modified to create different nuances. The language features three verb tenses—past, present, and future—as well as a collection of aspect and mood markers to accompany them. Verb tenses and aspects are expressed through particles and altered forms of the verb, with the tense marker coming after the verb.
Our team translates both to and from Dogri.
If you want Dogri translation services, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of native-speaking Dogri translators can skillfully translate both to and from this proud Indian language, allowing us to help clients from all walks of life.
Looking for translation from Dogri to English? No problem! We can translate your promotional texts to advertise your business or brand abroad, or your historical Dogri documents that show off the long-standing history of the Duggar region, or your Dogri-language literature that allows outsider to acquaint themselves with this unique culture.
Looking for translation from English to Dogri? We can do that too—we’d be thrilled to help you cultivate a new customer base in Jammu with Dogri translations for your corporate materials. Alternatively, we can translate pedagogical materials into Dogri so local children can obtain a quality education in their native language, or we can translate books, poetry, apps, websites, games, and other entertainment content so Dogri speakers have access to more quality content.
Why not reach out today to discuss your Dogri translation needs? We’re ready to help!