Uganda is a hotspot of linguistic diversity. It doesn’t have the most indigenous languages of any country—that honor goes to Papua New Guinea—but it still ranks as a highly linguistically diverse nation, with a whopping 70+ languages indigenous to the land. The languages themselves are also diverse, with those in the south generally hailing from the expansive Bantu subfamily and those in the north typically part of the Nilotic subfamily. Of course, Ugandans learn English and Swahili as lingua francas to ease interethnic communication, but in their local communities, they speak their native tongues—such as Lango.
With 1.5 million native speakers, Lango ranks as one of Uganda’s bigger languages in a sea of autochthonous tongues. With a relatively strong influence in the Lango sub-region of Uganda, the language is even taught in elementary schools, giving it more prestige than many other minority languages in the country. The problem Lango faces is that it’s often classed as a Luo or Ateker dialect rather than a fully fledged language, which negatively impacts the availability of Lango resources, such as translation services. We here at TranslationServices.com want to help strengthen Lango—that’s why we’ve put together our very own Lango translation team.
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Spoken in Uganda’s Lango sub-region, found in the northern central area of the East African country, Lango comes from the Nilotic branch of the Nilo–Saharan language family, distinguishing it from the Bantu languages that dominant southern Uganda. The Lango sub-region is a large area, encompassing the districts of Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Lira, Oyam, Otuke, and Kwania. With the region constituting the native homeland of the Lango people, Lango reigns as the dominant language.
Lango can be a tricky language for native English speakers, especially considering the significant amount of inflection in the tongue. Affixes indicating the subject are added to verbs, for example, which means independent pronouns may be omitted in a Lango sentence. That’s not the only complexity that Lango verbs feature, either: the language can even express how long ago an action took place thanks to a variety of past tenses. Regarding adjectives and demonstratives, Lango places them after the verb, unlike in English, which can seem jarring to an English speaker. Possession is also marked with a suffix at the end of a noun.
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Lango isn’t a simple language, but it’s no challenge for our experienced and passionate Lango translators, who grew up in Uganda speaking the language. To bring you the best Lango translation services possible, we’ve searched all over the Lango sub-region to find skilled translators eager to help clients from across Uganda and the wider world forge deeper connections with the Lango people. In an effort to accommodate as many translation needs as possible, we offer both Lango-to-English and English-to-Lango translation services.
So, if you’re thinking about bringing your business to the northern central Uganda, let our team help by translating your business documents and marketing collateral. If you’re a researcher interested in taking a deeper look at Lango culture, our translators can expertly translate your research materials into the local language. If you’re a content creator and you’ve love to make your work—be it a book, website, app, or anything else—accessible to the Lango-speaking population, we’re here for you.
Similarly, if you’re a native Lango speaker with a company that you want to take abroad, we can translate your documents for international success. If you’ve written stunning Lango-language literature—a novel, a poem, a short story, something else—we can translate it into English so the rest of the world can enjoy it.
The bottom line is that we can translate to or from Lango for anyone, anywhere. If you’re ready to get started, just send us a message!