Africa is a lot more linguistically diverse than you might realize. Take Ghana, for example. A whopping 80-odd languages are spoken in the West African nation, the majority of them indigenous. English is designated as the country’s only official language and is spoken widely as a lingua franca that people of different ethnic origins can use to communicate smoothly. But most Ghanaians speak English as a second language—their native language is Akan, Dagbani, or one of the other dozens of indigenous languages in the country. In Accra, the nation’s bustling capital, many people’s native tongue is Ga.
With about 745,000 speakers, Ga certainly isn’t the biggest language in Ga, but since it’s spoken in and around Accra, it’s nonetheless amassed a good deal of influence. It doesn’t have official status, but it is one of Ghana’s 11 government-sponsored languages, alongside Fante, Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi, Ewe, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangbe, Gonja, Kasena, and Nzema. However, in Africa, being sponsored by the government isn’t necessarily enough to garner access to translation services. Most translation companies overlook Ga, but we here at TranslationServices.com are determined to bring you the best Ga translation services possible with our professional Ga translation team.
If you’re interested in our Ga translation services, we invite you to reach out and inquire about a free quote today.
Taking a closer look at the Ga language
With Ga centered in and around the Accra region, with little spread to other areas, dialectical variation in the African tongue is limited—although there are some Ga speakers found in Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. It’s closely related to nearby Dangme, spoken by 800,000 people—in fact, the two languages are so similar that they’re largely mutually intelligible, and some people even consider them a single language called Ga–Dangme, though Dangme is more conservative in its grammar and vocabulary than Ga.
Ga comes from the Kwa language subfamily, a small, proposed group of languages within the larger Niger–Congo umbrella spoken across southern Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo. Ga’s basic word order is subject-verb-object, which is true of most Niger–Congo languages. Ga uses a definite article (the equivalent of “the”), which is not found in many languages, but it lacks an indefinite article (the equivalent of “a/an”). The verbal system allows for a good deal of nuance, with tense and aspect expressed through particles or short verb forms, making for a less complex system than inflection-heavy languages like those in the Bantu subfamily.
We’re dedicated to providing the best Ga translation services we can.
We know it’s not easy to find Ga translation services, but we don’t just want to be “a Ga translation team”—we want to be your go-to Ga translation team, one that can cater to your unique needs with precision and elegance. That’s why we’ve endeavored to seek out a wide range of Ga translators from around southeastern Ghana, selecting those with a wealth of experience in diverse translation projects. Some of our translators specialize in translating from English to Ga, while others are better versed in translation from Ga to English—but in either direction, rest assured you’re getting a seasoned expert.
We’re flexible in terms of the type of translation, too. We have Ga translators with expertise in business, able to seamlessly translate your internal business documents such as contracts and reports as well as engaging marketing collateral like ad copy or corporate blog posts. Some of our translators are experts in various scholarly fields, making them well suited to translate even highly technical material from the business or academic worlds. Others yet specialize in literary translation, so we can translate books, short stories, and poems—as well as digital media like websites, apps, and games. With our diverse Ga translation team, we’re confident we can accommodate your translation project.
You can start reaping the benefits of Ga translation services today. All you have to do is message us!