Most countries in Europe are dominated by a single language, and even if there are minority languages or immigrant languages spoken in the country, the majority of the population speaks the national language as their mother tongue. But in countries like India, the situation is entirely different. Hindi is the biggest language in the massive South Asian country, but fewer than half of all Indians speak it as their first language, and many don’t speak it at all. Rather, the country is ruled by minority languages spread all out across the land, such as Nagpuri.
Nagpuri has around 5.1 million native speakers, but surprisingly, it has even more non-native speakers, with an estimated 7 million people learning Nagpuri as a second language. This is due to Nagpuri’s historical status as the regional lingua franca, and even as Hindi continuously erodes Nagpuri’s former glory, the language retains a great deal of influence and is still used as a lingua franca by smaller tribes in the region. But sadly, Nagpuri’s recognition is only local, with few people outside of the country even aware of the language—which is why it’s so hard to find good Nagpuri translation services.
At TranslationServices.com, we believe in providing great translation services for all languages, even overlooked ones like Nagpuri. So, we put together our own Nagpuri translation team, and if you’d like to see a free quote, all you have to do is ask!
Taking a closer look at Nagpuri
The Nagpuri language originally developed in the west-central area of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, a plateau in northeastern India. Thus, Nagpuri speakers today can be found in four Indian states: Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Bihar. It’s the native language of the Sadan, or Nagpuria, people, but many other tribes have adopted it as a lingua franca, including the Kurukh, Kharia, and Munda peoples, with some even learning Nagpuri, not their tribal language, as their first language. Spoken widely by so many people, Nagpuri features various dialects, such as Ranchi, Gumla, Simdega, and Garhwa.
Nagpuri’s historical importance continues to afford it influence in the present day. It’s a co-official language in Jharkhand, with some people pushing for Nagpuri’s inclusion in India’s Eighth Schedule, which would make it a nationally recognized official language. Since the 17th century, the Nagpuri literary scene has thrived, with folk tales, folk songs, riddles, and more penned in the language, historically in the Kaithi script but today mostly in the Devanagari script.
We can’t wait to work on your Nagpuri translation project.
Considering how important and influential Nagpuri has been throughout the ages, it’s no wonder that the language’s modern-day speakers carry a sense of pride about their language. We traveled all around Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Bihar to find the most skilled, experienced, and passionate Nagpuri translators out there and invited them to our team, where they can put their skills to work helping a diverse array of clients break down the language barrier that surrounds the Chota Nagpur Plateau. With translation services both to and from Nagpuri, we’re confident that we can help just about anyone with their Nagpuri translation project.
Indeed, the flexibility of our Nagpuri translation team is a point of pride for us. We’ve made sure to hire Nagpuri translators with experience in different translation specializations, including business translation, academic translation, literary translation, and localization, so you can count on expertly tailored Nagpuri translations, no matter what your project is. From business documents and marketing collateral, to educational materials and research surveys, to traditional Nagpuri literature and modern-day digital media, we can translate it all. Even if your content is highly technical, we have translators specialized in different niches who would be thrilled to help you.
So, what are you waiting for? Reach out today to get started with your Nagpuri translation project and experience the power of a great Nagpuri translation.