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Introducing Our New Kamba Translation Services Team



All across Kenya, you’ll find tons of indigenous languages—more than 65, to be exact. While Swahili and English are widely used as lingua francas, not all Kenyans speak them. Many Kenyans speak smaller, regional languages, some of which nonetheless account for large swaths of the East African country’s population. A good example is Kamba, one of the biggest native languages in Kenya.


Kamba, or Kikamba, as native speakers call it, is spoken by some 4.6 million people in Kenya as a native language, with an additional 600,000 or so people speaking it as a second language. However, despite being one of the biggest native languages in Kenya, with only Kikuyu, Luhya, Dholuo, and Oromo boasting more native speakers, Kamba remains an underserved language with scarce resources. At TranslationServices.com, we’d like to do our part to help—so we’re proud to introduce our new Kamba translation services.


If you request a free quote for our Kamba translation services, we’d be happy to oblige!


Getting a more detailed picture of Kamba, a major Kenyan language

Kamba is widely spoken in the southeastern portion of Kenya, specifically in the counties of Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, and Kwale. Outside of Kenya, you’ll also find smaller communities of Kamba speakers in Tanzania, Uganda, and other nearby countries. The Machakos dialect constitutes the prestige variety and is commonly used in Kamba translation, although the Kitui dialect, divided into North Kitui and South Kitui, is also widely spoken. Additional dialects include the Masaku and Mumoni dialects.


As a member of the prominent Bantu language subfamily, Kamba is similar to many other languages across central and southern Africa. This puts it in the same family as Swahili and Kikuyu, as well as Zulu and Xhosa, spoken further afield. As a Bantu tongue, Kamba features a subject-verb-object word order and places modifiers such as adjectives, demonstratives, and possessives after the noun. Nouns are divided into several noun classes, each with its own corresponding prefix, and these prefixes are attached to not only the noun itself but also the verb and any adjectives, demonstratives, and possessives that modify the noun. The grammatical complexities of Kamba can make it difficult to translate, but don’t worry—our Kamba translators are native speakers, so all this dizzying grammar is second nature to them.


Translation services to and from Kamba, tailored to your specific needs

Here at TranslationServices.com, we’re dedicated to providing the utmost quality and accuracy in our Kamba translation services. Whereas most translation companies don’t even offer this important Kenyan language, we’ve scoured the southeastern portion of Kenya to find the best Kamba translators possible. Our translators are experts at translating both to and from Kamba, drawing on their years of experience translating various types of projects. No matter the content, they’re passionate about helping you spread your message to new audiences in Kenya or around the world.


Our team, consisting of seasoned experts from around the Kamba-speaking world, cover the various dialects of this Bantu language and boast experience translating different types of content. Some of our translators specialize in academic translation, helping researchers both local and foreign advance in their quest for knowledge. Others on our team are well versed in business translation, helping foreign businesses establish themselves in Kenya and assisting homegrown Kamba-speaking companies in branching out to the rest of the world. Yet other translators on our Kamba team are experienced in translating literary and other creative content, including books, poems, short stories, movies, games, and more. Our team can help local Kamba-speaking writers capture audiences abroad and assist foreign artists in making a name for themselves in southeastern Kenya. And if your document deals with esoteric content, that’s okay—we have experts in various fields on our team!


Contact us today to place an order for your first Kamba translation!

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