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We’re Launching Dedicated Translation Services for the Bura Language

Nigeria isn’t only the most populous country in Africa—it’s also the African country with the most languages. Africa is an incredibly linguistically diverse continent to begin with, and most African countries are made up of dozens or even hundreds of ethnic groups that each speak their own language. But with more than 520 languages, Nigeria takes the cake, ranking as the third-most linguistically diverse country in the world. One of the many languages native to Nigeria is Bura, which we at are proud to provide translation services for.

Bura, spoken by some 510,000 people as a native language, is a language of many names, also going by Bura-Pabir, Burra, Bourrah, Pabir, Babir, Babur, Barburr, Mya Bura, Kwojeffa, Huve, and Huviya. However, in a country as multilingual as Nigeria, lingua francas, or languages used for interethnic communication, are a necessity. Bura speakers may use English, Fula, Hausa, Karai-karai, Kanuri, or other major lingua francas outside of their immediate communities, which puts Bura at risk. At, we proudly support Bura with our new translation services dedicated to the language.

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Get acquainted with Nigeria’s Bura language

Bura is concentrated in the northeast of multilingual Nigeria, with most speakers living in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, and Gombe. Smaller numbers of speakers also live in neighboring Cameron, which also exhibits high linguistic diversity. Even within the Bura language itself, we see a lot of diversity, as the language comprises several dialects: Pela, Bura Pela, Hill Bura, Hyil Hawul, Bura Hyilhawul, and Plain Bura. As a Chadic language of the Afroasiatic family situated on the Bura branch, Bura is closely related to some other major languages in northeastern Nigeria, such as Margi, Huba (Kilba), and Cibok.

As an Afroasiatic language, Bura is technically related to Arabic and Hebrew, although the relation is distant. It’s also related to some major languages in Ethiopia, such as Amharic or Oromo, but again, you’d never know by seeing or hearing the languages. A closer relative is Hausa, the biggest native language in Nigeria and a major lingua franca in the north of the country. Bura differs from English in many ways, including in its pronouns, which include multiple words for “we” depending on whether the speaker means “me and you (and perhaps others)” or “me and others (but not you).” To accurately capture these nuances, it’s important to work with native-speaking Bura translators—and that’s what our team can provide you with.

Bura translations fit for any occasion

Do you want a Bura translator from Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Yobe, or even Cameroon? Are you looking for translation services for a specific Bura dialect, be it Pela, Bura Pela, Hill Bura, Hyil Hawul, Bura Hyilhawul, or Plain Bura? Then we’re the team for you. Our Bura translators are native speakers from all around northeastern Nigeria and the neighboring areas of Cameroon, and they’re passionate about translating to and from their language. Yes, we work in both translation directions, so just tell us whether you need translation to or from Bura!

Clients looking for more specialized types of Bura translation services can also find them with us. Indeed, whether you work in academia, business, literature, or another domain, you can trust our Bura translators to provide you with the reliable and high-quality work is known for. And since many of our translators also have knowledge in additional fields, if you’re concerned about technical language in your document, just request a translator who knows your discipline—we’ll try to set you up with the best Bura translator for the job.

We’d love to help you with your Bura translation project. The time is now to place your first Bura translation order!


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