Arabic Translation Services

We are a global leader in providing cost effective and professional Arabic translation services. Our main language pairs are Arabic to English and English to Arabic, but we can also provide translations into other languages pairs. We have more than 250 native speaking Arabic translators and we can deliver accurate and large volume projects in short timeframes.

Did you know that if you are translating into Arabic, then the text generally expands by around 25%. We have tools and systems to ensure you documents maintain their layout and flow during the translation process cutting out time and costs.

Arabic Translations you can trust

All of our translation processes and systems are certified to ISO17100, the highest global standard for the translation industry. We are members of the Association of Language Companies and TAUS (the European association for language data technology). Our linguists are highly skilled within the translation industry and our systems of in-house testing and validation ensure clients get the highest quality translation. We can provide certified translations for almost any country including legal certified translations.

Fast Turnaround Arabic Translations

Need your Arabic translation in a hurry? We can provide rapid turnaround translations, even on very large documents using ultraRAY, our collaborative translation portal. On average translators can get through 3,000-4,000 words per day. Using ultraRAY, our translators can get up to 6,000-7,000 words per day and multiple translators can work on larger documents concurrently making it possible to get even very large documents translated within a couple of days.

The Arabic Language

Arabic is a name applied to a group of languages and/or dialects of Central Semitic. Spoken Arabic varieties have more speakers than any other group in the Semitic language family. They are spoken by more than 230 million people as a first language, most of whom live in the Middle East and North Africa. Literary Arabic is the official language of 26 states, and the liturgical language of Islam since it is the language of the Qur’an, the Islamic Holy Book.

Arabic has many different, geographically distributed spoken varieties, some of which are mutually unintelligible. Modern Standard Arabic (also called Literary Arabic) is widely taught in schools, universities, and used in workplaces, government and the media. Modern Standard Arabic derives from Classical Arabic, the only surviving member of the Old North Arabian dialect group, attested in Pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions dating back to the 4th century. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script, and is written from right-to-left.

Egyptian Arabic, spoken by around 80 million in Egypt. It is one of the most understood varieties of Arabic, due in large part to the widespread distribution of Egyptian films and television shows throughout the Arabic speaking world. Closely related varieties are also spoken in Sudan.

Maghrebi Arabic includes Moroccan Arabic, Algerian Arabic, Saharan Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, and Libyan Arabic, and is spoken by around 75 million North Africans in Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Niger, and western Egypt; it is often difficult for speakers of Middle Eastern Arabic varieties to understand. The Berber influence in these dialects varies in degree.

Iraqi Arabic, spoken by about 29 million people in Iraq, eastern Syria and western Iran is called Mesopotamian Arabic.

North Mesopotamian Arabic is spoken by around 7 million people in northern Iraq, northern Syria, northern Iran and southern Turkey.

Levantine Arabic includes North Levantine Arabic, South Levantine Arabic, and Cypriot Arabic. It is spoken by almost 35 million people in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, The Palestinian territories, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey.

Gulf Arabic (Khaliji Arabic), spoken by around 4 million people in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran.

Other varieties include: Yemeni Arabic, spoken in Yemen, southern Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Somalia. Sudanese Arabic has 19 million speakers and is spoken in Sudan. Najdi Arabic (9.9 million speakers), spoken in Nejd, central Saudi Arabia. Hejazi Arabic (6 million speakers), spoken in Hejaz, western Saudi Arabia and Eritrea. Hassaniya Arabic (2,8 million speakers), spoken in Mauritania, some parts of Mali and Western Sahara. Bahrani Arabic (310,000 speakers), spoken by Bahrani Shia in Bahrain, where it exhibits some differences from Bahraini Arabic. It is also spoken to a lesser extent in Oman.

We Have It Covered

With our pool of more than 5,000 translators, we can select someone with not only the language skills you need but also the content knowledge you are looking for. We have unique systems to select just the right person for the job quickly and easily so you have a translation that speaks directly to your audience. Just let us know what you need and we will match the perfect translator for your content.

ISO17100 Quality Certified

What does this mean? The new ISO17100 certification replaced the EN15038 standard in October 2015 and is the highest global quality standard for translation services.

It’s a guarantee to all our customers that we comply to the rigorous testing requirements ‘for the core processes, resources, and other aspects necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications’, as outlined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

Certificate issuance shows that Straker Translations has in place the processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meet client specifications and all relevant legislation industry codes and best-practice guides.

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