India is one of the most populated countries on the planet, so it makes sense that it’s also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse. That means not everyone in India speaks Hindi—far from it. Away from the country’s central northern region, Hindi speakers are scarce, and people instead speak regional languages. For example, India’s Khonds, Dal, and Sitha Kandha peoples speak the Kui language, a Dravidian minority language threatened with extinction.
Kui is no different from most endangered languages—few people know about it, and its vitality is threatened by the overbearing influence of bigger languages (in Kui’s case, primarily Odia). This means it’s also nearly impossible to find high-quality Kui translation services. That’s where TranslationServices.com comes in. Kui and other minority languages are about more than just numbers—they represent an entire people’s culture and way of life. At TranslationServices.com, we’re proud to present our Kui translation services.
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Getting acquainted with the Kui language
Kui is spoken across eastern India, with speakers mostly concentrated in Odisha but also found in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. Of the 900,000+ who speak the language, many are Khonds, a hunter-and-gatherer tribal group that has started adjusting to a more modern way of life. Kui is written in the Odia script, given that Kui speakers are concentrated in the state of Odisha, where Odia is the official language.
Kui is a Dravidian language with two grammatical genders—one for male rational beings and one for female rational beings, animals, and things. Sometimes, a grammatical distinction is also made to differentiate female rational beings from animals and things. Going further, Kui employs several grammatical cases, including the vocative case, used to address people. The language’s also pronouns include two different versions of “we”—one that includes the listener and one that doesn’t. Like all Dravidian languages, Kui doesn’t have a passive voice—a passive nuance is achieved by pairing the infinitive verb with the past or future tense of the auxiliary verb ā (“to be” or “to become”).
Considering Kui’s endangerment status and its complicated grammar, it’s no wonder it’s hard to find Kui translation services. But our Kui translators are passionate about filling that gap.
To or from Kui—we’re here to serve you in either direction
Our translators are native Kui speakers from around Odisha and other Kui-speaking areas, and they’re passionate about translating texts to and from their treasured language. There are many reasons to purchase Kui translation services, such as if you’re a Kui speaker who wants to share Kui literature, folklore, or historical documents with an international community. People may also be interested in translation into Kui—especially researchers studying the Kui people and their way of life or content creators looking to bring books, apps, websites, and more to the Kui people in their own language. Whatever your reason, our Kui translators are eager to help you.
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