There are over 275 million Arabic speakers globally, mainly populating the Middle East and North Africa. Arabic is also an official language of the UN making it one of six of the primary languages spoken worldwide.
Arabic comes in several forms depending on the context in which it is spoken. For example, Fusha, also known as Modern Standard (the language of the media, literature and formal business) or classical Arabic (the language of the Qur’an) Aamiya, a more colloquial form of Arabic, is generally used in spoken conversation.
When reaching out to potential customers and businesses in these markets, Arabic translation services will be appreciated but need to be done correctly, using the right style of language and with cultural considerations.
In order to provide the perfect translation for your desired target audience, ALM Translations uses only in-market, native-speaking Arabic translators. This means if you require a text to be translated from English into Arabic for a Moroccan audience, we will ensure a Moroccan Arabic translator is used for your project. There are over 30 regional dialects of Arabic, making this an important factor in ensuring your translations are fit for purpose.
All of our translators are routinely provided with training and assessment to ensure we maintain a high standard of quality for all of our clients.
Arabic is spoken across a wide number of countries, and as you’d expect, traditions and colloquialisms change from one country to the next. In order to achieve the highest levels of engagement for your content, localisation is highly recommended, as a one-size-fits-all approach seldom produces the best results.
Our Arabic localisation experts will work with your copy to ensure it fits your target audience perfectly, whether it is for online or offline consumption.
Arabic and other predominantly Middle Eastern languages read from right to left, which can pose significant challenges when translating creative content such as brochures and websites, where not just the text but the entire layout must be mirrored. In the case of websites, other functions such as the home button and menus must also be relocated.
Arabic is widely spoken in many countries. 25 countries claim Arabic as an official or co-official language including Saudi Arabia, Chad, Algeria, Comoros, Eritrea, Djibouti, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Bahrain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Meanwhile, there are six sovereign states where Arabic is a national language or “recognised minority language” including Turkey, Niger, Iran, Senegal and Mali.
In modern history, several Arabic countries have been renowned for their fossil fuel resources and textile manufacturing plants. Popular industries ALM work within this region include:
ALM Translations is experienced in translating all documents for the Arabic market including:
Get in touch with one of our Arabic translation project managers today to find out how we can help you achieve your goals.