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Professional Translations into and from the Kurdish Language (Badini) by Fasttranslator

The Kurdish language is an Indo-European language. It is spoken in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, areas of Iran, areas of Armenia, and in Lebanon. It is estimated that approximately thirty million people speak Kurdish. Kurdish is the official language of Iraq and the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Three dialect groups have emerged from the Kurdish language: Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani) and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). Kurmanji or Badini is the most widespread Kurdish language. Translations into Kurdish, and specifically into North-Kurdish are increasingly in demand. Translations of private or business documents into Badini are no problem for us. We translate quickly and professionally in all language combinationsand ields. If you need a high-quality translation of an important document into or from Kurdish, then you have found the right translation agency. Our competent project managers can advise you by phone and by email and will find the right translator for your project.

Kurdish Dialects

NorthernKurdish is the most widespread dialect which is known as Kurmanji. Nearly ten million people speak Kurmanji. Some of them live in Russia and Armenia. Kurmanji has used a Kurdish Latin alphabet since the Second World War. It has Turkish and Arabic loan words in its vocabulary. Kurmanji can be divided into more than a dozen sub-dialects. Central Kurdish or Sorani is spoken by about ten million people in Kurdistan and in western Iran. To communicate in writing, these people use a special font, which consists of Arabic letters and Persian characters. Sorani has eleven dialects. Southern Kurdish is the oldest dialect among the Kurdish dialects. About four million people in western Iran, the eastern part of Northern Iraq, and the Iuric areas speak Southern Kurdish which is very strongly influenced by Persian. Southern Kurdish is marked by numerous idiosyncrasies and peculiarities, and is subdivided into only two dialects. The history of the Kurdish language is unknown. This applies particularly to the pre-Islamic period. The first records in the Kurdish language date back to the early middle ages. During the middle ages famous poets wrote numerous poems in Kurdish thus raising its status to a literary language. To ensure quality, we employ only native speaking translators. Your text will be translated accurately both linguistically and culturally. In addition, our project managers will choose a translator who specializes in the appropriate professional area. Your medical, legal, or technical translations will be handled by translators who have the required knowledge and experience. Allow us to show you our translations in action, contactus!

History of Survival

At the beginning of the last century, many governments attempted to eliminate the Kurdish language as a native language of the Kurdish minorities living on their territories in order to assimilate the Kurdish-speaking population. In Turkey, for example, this led to repressive actions, which resulted in many people losing their first language. A ban was imposed on publications in the Kurdish language. The authorities prohibited speeches in Kurdish in the Parliament and school instruction in the Kurdish language. Publishing of text in the Kurdish language is still prohibited in Syria. Modern Kurdish uses three font and scrypt systems: Northern Kurdish, Cyrillic, and Central Kurdish, which developed based on the dominant use in three different settlement areas.Do you have texts for translation from or into Kurdish? We are here to help. Call us or send us an email.

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