If you think everyone in India speaks Hindi, you’re not alone. Hindi is widely known as the dominant language of India, and it’s true that it’s the biggest native language in the massive South Asian country. But India, being a remarkably diverse nation, is a lot more linguistically diverse than you might realize. Many Indians don’t speak a lick of Hindi, instead using other major languages as a regional lingua franca. But even in the northern half of India, where Hindi is dominant, a plethora of other languages are also spoken—and one of those languages is Garhwali.
With more than 22 million speakers, Garhwali certainly isn’t a small language when compared to the 7000 distinct languages spoken around the globe. But within the context of India, especially when placed alongside Hindi, Garhwali is a minority language that, although not officially endangered, is ranked as “vulnerable” by UNESCO. That means most translation companies don’t offer Garhwali translation services—they think just offering Hindi is enough—and resources in the language are relatively scarce. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We here at TranslationServices.com are passionate about Garhwali, and that passion has driven us to create our own Garhwali translation team.
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Let us tell you a bit more about Garhwali.
Garhwali is spoken by the ethnically Garhwal people, who are native to the aptly named Garhwal region, one of two major administrative divisions within the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. However, with Garhwal people having migrated to many other parts of India, communities of Garhwali speakers can also be found in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. The language is known by many names, with Ethnologue listing Gadhavali, Gadhawala, Gadwahi, Gashwali, Girwali, Godauli, Gorwali, Gurvali, and Pahari Garhwali as alternatives.
Believe it or not, Garhwali is related to English. Both are Indo–European languages, a language family that stretches across all of Europe through Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan all the way to northern India. But it’s written in the Devanagari script, like Hindi, and the grammar is a far cry from English. Garhwali features nine cases, including a vocative case used to address a person and two different dative cases (one acting more as a benefactive case). Garhwali verbs are characterized by three tenses—present, past, and future—with no person markers but different verb forms for singular and plural subjects.
Let our Garhwali translators help you break down the language barrier.
We’re passionate about facilitating communication across boundaries, so whether you’re a Garhwali native from northern India or a foreign national from any other country, we want to help you connect. We sought out the best Garhwali translation talent in the world, not just from Garhwal region but also from hotspots within the Garhwali diaspora, so our team represents a wealth of Garhwali dialects. We proudly translate both to and from Garhwali, seamlessly adjusting our translation offerings to fit your unique translation project.
We offer our Garhwali translation services to everyone—to the business owner setting up a new branch in the Garhwal region of India, as well as to his native Garhwal colleague looking to move operations abroad. We work with native Garhwal academics who want their work to gain traction in the international academic community, and we work with foreign researchers coming to Garhwal to conduct research. Our team translates from Garhwali for locals looking to publish their books, poems, and stories for a global audience, and we translate to Garhwali for foreign creatives targeting the Garhwal region for their content—whether it’s a book or a mobile app. No matter who you are, you can find the right Garhwali translation services for your project with us.
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