Many people outside of India believe that the majority of the country’s massive population speaks Hindi. However, while Hindi is indeed the biggest language of the Indian subcontinent and is used as a lingua franca across northern India, the fact remains that many people in the country don’t speak Hindi at all. India boasts a whopping 450+ distinct languages, many of which are entirely unrelated to Hindi and which maintain healthy speaker bases despite incursions from the much larger Hindi. Today, we zoom in on one of these minority languages: Kutchi.
With around one million native speakers, Kutchi is smaller than many other major languages in India, but it nonetheless remains larger than most other languages across the nation. And it’s not just found in India: Kutchi transcends national borders, boasting a sizable speaker base in neighboring Pakistan as well. It’s healthier than a lot of other minority languages in the region, with a thriving cinematic tradition helping boost its influence, but still, the majority languages in the Kutchi-speaking area, Gujarati and Sindhi, pose a threat to the language’s vitality. That’s why few translation services bother with the minority tongue, but we at TranslationServices.com are different, and it’s with pride that we introduce our Kutchi translation team today.
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Let’s learn a little more about Kutchi.
Kutchi—which can be alternatively spelled Katchi, Kutchhi, Kachchi, Kachchhi, Kachhi, or Cutchi, is primarily spoken in the Kutch region of India, a district of the northwestern state of Gujarat. Kutch directly borders the Pakistani province of Sindh, where additional Kutchi speakers can be found. In the Kutchi tehsils of Abdasa, Lakhpat, Mandvi, Nakhatrana, and Mundra, Kutchi speakers form the majority, and in Bhuj, Anjar, and Gandhidham, they make up a sizable minority.
Kutchi is the native language of roughly 33% of the population of Kutch, with the majority of the population speaking Gujarati—and indeed, most Indian Kutchi speakers are also bilingual in Gujarati, which has dramatically influenced their language. Pakistani Kutchi speakers also tend to be bilingual or trilingual, with many residents of Karachi also speaking Kutchi. Kutchi is generally classified as a dialect of Sindhi, a major language in southern Pakistan, but is characterized by its numerous loanwords from Gujarati, Marwari, Hindi, and Urdu. Nonetheless, it maintains mutual intelligibility with Sindhi, meaning speakers of the two languages can generally understand the respective other.
Allow us to cater to all your Kutchi translation needs.
Kutchi translation is what we do best. Our experienced Kutchi translators love taking English documents and transforming them into flowing Kutchi texts for their fellow Kutchi speakers, or translating Kutchi-language materials into nice, smooth English for the understanding of people around the world. That’s right: we offer Kutchi translation in both directions, so it just depends on what you want. We’ve hired passionate, native-speaking Kutchi translators from all across Gujarat, Sindh, and elsewhere in India and Pakistan, so no matter what dialect you’re looking for, we have you covered.
Our flexibility doesn’t end with dialectical diversity, either. We’ve taken care to invite translators skilled in different areas of translation to our team, ensuring that we can accommodate a wide range of client needs. If you’re looking for Kutchi business translation to expand your corporate activities in Kutch, our team is here to help. Or, perhaps, you’d like to translate traditional Kutchi literature and stories into English so that people around the world can appreciate the deep, rich culture of the region—we can help with that, too. What about translating educational materials or contemporary media—not just books and stories but also apps and games—into Kutchi? Yes, our Kutchi translation team can do it all.
We take great pride in the quality of our Kutchi translation services. If you’d like to see our work for yourself, all you have to do is send us a message!