Translation Services USA offers professional translation services for English to Lingala and Lingala to English language pairs. We also translate Lingala to and from any other world language. We can translate into over 100 different languages. In fact, Translation Services USA is the only agency in the market which can fully translate Lingala to literally any language in the world!
Our translation team consists of many expert and experienced Lingala translators. Each translator specializes in a different field such as legal, financial, medical, and more.
Whether your Lingala translation need is small or large, Translation Services USA is always there to assist you with your translation needs. Our Lingala translation team has many experienced document translators who specialize in translating many different types of documents including birth and death certificates, marriage certificates and divorce decrees, diplomas and transcripts, and any other Lingala document you may need translated.
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Lingala is one of the Bantu languages spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and a large part of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10,000,000 speakers. It is classed C40 under the Guthrie system for classifying Bantu languages.
In the 19th century, the lingua franca used along the Congo river was called Lobangi. That language was learned and influenced by the African helpers the Westeners brought in from other places, such as Zanzibar, Comoros and the Tanganyikan inland. Later on, the Westerners began to learn the language themselves. After 1880 the language became known as Bangala and around 1900 it was replaced by term Lingala. The term first appears in a written form in a publication by the missionary Egide De Boeck in 1903.
Lingala's vocabulary has borrowed much French. There is also some Portuguese influence, such as in the words for butter (manteka), table (mesa), shoes (sapatu), and even some English influences: for instance, the word for milk (miliki), or book (buku). Congolese rebels now use the cryptic forms of the language to pass messages undecipherable by Western intelligence agencies.
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