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Our Team Now Offers Translation Services for the Fur Language

Among the 8 billion or so people who populate the planet, there are more than 7,000 languages. The biggest languages account for hundreds of millions of speakers—languages like Mandarin, English, Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic—but the majority are small, spoken by communities of just thousands or sometimes just hundreds. And, of course, there are also a ton of languages in between—minority languages by all accounts, yet still regionally influential and spoken by large populations. The Fur language is one such example.

Fur, not to be confused with the hair of animals (sometimes it’s also called For, which is not really less confusing), is a language in North Africa spoken by around 1.3 million people as a native language. Most Fur speakers have learned Arabic (usually Sudanese Arabic) as a way to communicate with those outside the Fur ethnicity, but Fur remains their primary language. Unfortunately, Fur translation services are scarce—so we at have put together our own Fur translation team.

If you want a quote for our Fur translation services, just ask—quotes are always free!

What is the African language Fur like, anyway?

Fur is spoken in both Sudan and Chad, although the vast majority of Fur speakers reside in Sudan. Specifically, they live in the Darfur region of western Sudan—in fact, the region derives its name from the tribe. Fur is the main member of the small Fur language family, which consists of only Fur proper and Amdang (or Mimi), with fewer than 100,000 speakers. Together, the Fur languages are considered part of the hypothesized Nilo–Saharan language family, which includes languages like Dholuo, Maasai, Kanuri, and Songhay.

Like many other languages in Africa, Fur is a tonal language, distinguishing between a high and low tone. It uses a subject-object-verb word order, which is the most common word order among the world’s 7,000+ languages. Fur doesn’t draw a distinction between male and female in its third-person pronoun, like English does, but it does feature special prefixed versions of all its pronouns. Verbs undergo a number of conjugations, with tense marked on the verb and aspect (e.g., continuous, habitual, perfective) distinguished in the past tense. Plural nouns are formed in various ways, which can make the language confusing for learners. Ultimately, Fur is a complex language that presents challenges to translators—but since we work with experienced, native-speaking translators, you don’t have to worry.

What kind of Fur translation services are you looking for?

How do we ensure that we consistently provide the highest-quality Fur translation services we can? Through our robust team of passionate, native-speaking Fur translators, who are eager to help clients in Sudan, Chad, and elsewhere around the world. If you’re looking for a specific dialect of Fur, don’t hesitate to let us know—we’ll set you up with the right translator. Also let us know whether you’re looking for translation services into Fur or from Fur—our translators are skilled in both directions!

With us, you can access a wide variety of Fur translation niches, including academic translation, business translation, literary translation, and localization services. This makes our team well suited for academics conducting research in the area who need Fur translations of their questionnaires to survey locals, as well as leaders of companies and organizations who wish to engage more deeply with the local Fur-speaking populations in western Sudan and eastern Chad. For anyone looking to translate creative documents like books and poems, we can help you win over new audiences in different parts of the world—and our localization experts can help software developers tailor their products to fit a Fur-speaking demographic. Whatever you need in terms of Fur translation, we’re here to help.

We’d love to assist you with your Fur translation project. If you’re ready to get started, send us a message today!


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