Indian Languages Translation Service

PROFESSIONAL INDIAN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR THE INDIAN MARKET

Translation for the Indian market is not as simple as you think it is. When you talk about Indian language translation, you have to go into the specific. With such a huge population and diverse culture, race, and religion, it is no surprise that the number of languages spoken across this land is as many as 880.

Does that mean that if you are trying to penetrate the Indian market, you will need very deep pockets when it comes to translation and localization budget??

Well, yes and no.

No. Because you don’t have to do it for all 880 languages.

Yes. Because the Indian Constitution does not mandate official languages for its 29 states and 7 union territories.

Although the official language of the Indian Union is Hindi, there are 31 official languages recognized in India: 22 adopted by the different state and union territories and 10 additional languages retained by the State Sikkim for the preservation of culture and tradition in the state.

A sigh of relief? Maybe. But it is still quite a handful.

ABOUT INDIA: NOT JUST THE SECOND MORE POPULOUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

What comes into your mind when you think of India? Yoga? Exotic destination? History? Cradle of great religions? Bollywood? Chaotic traffic? Cheap shopping? Colourful culture? Crowd?

You are not alone.

But one tends to get very much overwhelmed when faced with almost everything in India. With a population of more than 1.36 billion, India is after all the country with the second largest population in the world.

The Republic of India is a country in South Asia and it is the seventh-largest country by area. India is the land of some of the oldest religions in the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, etc.

Consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories, India is as pluralistic, multilingual, multi-religion, and multi-ethnic as any society can get.

TOP TEN LANGUAGES IN INDIA YOU NEED TO KNOW

We have created a top 10 list for those languages with more than 1 million native speakers. We have also included the respective states/union territories these languages are used.

Language

No.of Users

Place of use

Hindi

422,048,642.00

Andaman-Nicobar Islands
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Lakshadweep
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
NCT of Delhi
Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal

Bengali

83,369,769.00

Assam
Tripura
West Bengal

Telugu

74,002,856.00

Andhra Pradesh
Puducherry
Telangana

Marathi

71,936,894.00

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Goa
Maharashtra

Tamil

60,793,814.00

Tamil Nadu
Puducherry

Urdu

51,536,111.00

Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
NCT of Delhi
Telangana
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal

Gujarati

46,091,617.00

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Gujarat

Kannada

37,924,011.00

Karnataka

Malayalam

33,066,392.00

Kerala
Puducherry

Odia

33,017,446.00

Odisha
West Bengal

Language that can be considered

Language

No.of Users

Place of use

Punjabi

29,102,477.00

Delhi
Haryana
Punjab
West Bengal

PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION REQUIREMENT FOR INDIAN MARKET

That being said, India is one of the countries outside the western world where English is also an official language and it is widely used. In fact, it is so widely used that Hindi and English are on par, in 16 states, as the status of one of the official languages. Do note that these states are not the same though.

As with all countries, Indians are extremely proud of their heritage, culture, and language. To gain an in-road in the Indian market, to be aware of the need to translate your marketing and communication contents is only a start. In-depth local knowledge of the specific state and region and the languages used will determine your translation and localization strategies to gain market traction.

Now that you know all these, do you believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg??!!

YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL INDIAN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

When it comes to translating for the Indian market, it is about the specifics! It is about knowing which territory you are targeting and then getting the right translators for the target language with enough training and professional experience to produce translations targeting the Indian market that are fit for its purpose.

We work closely with our Indian language translation partner in India to provide our clients with professional Indian language translation that covers a wide range of Indic languages. Established in 1993, our partner has more than 25 years of providing high-quality translation solutions.

Since its inception, our team in India has translated countless words for the Indian market. Covering a wide array of industries, some of which include the translation of product manuals, repair/maintenance manuals, technical documents, websites, promotion/marketing materials, education materials, medical documents to legal documents.

Some of the clients in our portfolio include:

  • Capgemini
  • ABN-AMBRO
  • Accenture
  • Alstom
  • Atlas Copcp
  • Axis Bank
  • Bajaj
  • Bharat Forge
  • Cisco
  • Cognizant
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Gartner
  • HDFC Bank
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Indian Oil
  • Infosys
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Infotech
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • PWC
  • SAP
  • State Bank of India
  • Tata group
  • Schneider Electric and more

With more than 2 decades of experience in providing translation for the various Indian languages and all Indic language related translation services, we can share this valuable experience with you.

With our ISO 17100 certification and our local team of translators for Indian languages, you know your translations are in good hands. You can now leave the tedious task of translation to our professional team of linguists and project managers while leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you.

Providing translation solutions for the Indian market, the Indian language translation is definitely our forte. When you work with us for your professional Indian language translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from the source.

Contact us now at +65 6576 0138 or fill up our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Competitive Rates

Fast Turnaround

Quality Assured

With more than 20 years of proven excellence in translation services, Lingua Technologies International is one of the pioneers in offering Multilingual Translation Service Solution to Singapore and the region. The company takes pride in making translation an invaluable experience. With the ISO 17100 certification, you now have peace of mind that your translation projects are always processed and handled by professionals in accordance with the guidelines and standards outlined in this ISO certification specification developed for Translation Businesses worldwide. Let our professional team of linguists and project managers handle the tedious task of translation for you, leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you: your business.

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