Zulu

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Zulu Translation Services

With a large network of in-country, professional Zulu translators, Verbatim Solutions can respond quickly and effectively to your Zulu language translation needs.

Verbatim Solutions provides professional, high quality Zulu to English translations and English to Zulu translations. Our Zulu translation services will help you maximize your global strategy.

Native Speaking Zulu Translators

Verbatim Solutions Zulu translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Zulu and Zulu to English for a variety of documents in various industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Desk-top Publishing
  • E-Learning
  • Energy&Power
  • Finance
  • Gaming&Gambling
  • Government
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Multimedia
  • Packaging
  • Rich Media
  • Software
  • Technical
  • Tourism
  • Telecommunications

About Zulu

Zulu, also known as isiZulu, is a language of the Zulu people with about 9 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. Zulu is the most spoken language in South Africa and became one of South Africa’s 11 official languages at the end of apartheid.

Zulu is an agglutinative language which is part of the Nguni subfamily of the Bantu family of languages. One of its most distinctive features is the use of click consonants. This feature is shared with several other languages of Southern Africa, but is almost unique to this region. There are three basic clicks in Zulu:
c – dental
q – alveolar
x – lateral These can be modified in several ways, eg. by aspiration, so that there are a total of about 15 different click sounds in Zulu. The same sounds occur in Xhosa, where they are used more frequently than in Zulu.

The written form of the language is controlled by the Zulu Language Board of KwaZulu-Natal.

The known history of the language is limited, but evidence of the language exists from the sixteenth century.