Yoruba: A 3-D Translation

With a significant contribution of the Yoruba to its huge success, the cinema of Nigeria, often referred to as Nollywood, has recently hit record-breaking revenues, placing it as the 3rd most valuable film industry in the world.
However, a recent study showed that the written translations of the dialogues (subtitles) were often inaccurate. Here is an example:
Yoruba English translation Proper translation
Kò ye kí ó tún pò jù It shouldn’t be two much. It shouldn’t be too much.
Whether it is subtitles for a movie, legal documents, or marketing materials, relying on a competent language service provider is the key to reaching a broader audience.

BayanTech offers exceptionally accurate Yoruba translations for almost all business verticals. Our approach to Yoruba translations is three-dimensional: the three main pillars of our Yoruba translations are effective communication, groundbreaking translation tools, and native-speaking linguists.
Our project managers are keen on keeping our clients regularly updated, where the plan and progress of each project are transparently communicated to our clients to avoid rework and costly delays.
Yoruba is a tonal language with three level tones: high, low, and mid. Written Yoruba includes diacritical marks not available on conventional computer keyboards. Yoruba text also expands around 30% more than the English source which could cause layout problems if this has not been taken into account.
With our in-house localization engineers utilizing cutting-edge translation tools and applying industry best practices, we cater for all Yoruba translation projects ranging from document translation to software localization.
Backed by a wide talent pool of Yoruba native-speaking, in-country linguists, our project managers assign your Yoruba translation project to a linguist with extensive subject-matter expertise, ensuring translations that are not only a culturally adapted but also industry-specific.

The total number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. It is spoken principally in western Nigeria, as well as Benin, Ghana, Togo, and Ivory Coast.
The various Yoruba dialects in the Yorubaland of Nigeria can be classified into three major dialect areas: Northwest, Central, and Southeast.

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