KL Translations offers high-quality Lingala translation services in a variety of fields such as finance, marketing and legal translation.

About Lingala

Lingala is a Bantu language that originated from Bobangi, a language spoken in the region along the Congo river. This language has borrowed many words from the French language and has also been influenced by Portuguese. Along with Standard Lingala, there are other dialects such as Spoken Lingala, Kinshasa Lingala and Brazzaville Lingala.

Lingala is one of the principal languages spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and of the Republic of Congo. The Lingala of today is based on Bobangi, spoken by the people (Bangala) who lived along the Congo River between Lisala and Kinshasa. Bobangi was the regional trade language until the arrival of the Europeans in the late nineteenth century.

The Lingala language can be divided into four variations: Standard Lingala, Spoken Lingala, Kinshasa Lingala, and Brazzaville Lingala.

Standard Lingala is mostly used in educational and news broadcasts on radio or television, in religious services in the Catholic Church and is the language taught as a subject at all educational levels. Standard Lingala is historically associated with the work of the Catholic Church and its missionaries. It is largely used in formal functions.

Spoken Lingala is the variation mostly used in the day-to-day lives of Lingala speakers. This variation of Lingala is historically associated with the work of Protestant missionaries. Spoken Lingala is largely used in informal functions, and the majority of Lingala songs use Spoken Lingala over other variations. Modern Congolese music, called soukous, is one of the most popular in Africa and is a true source of enrichment of the language.

Global Lingala translation services

Our Lingala professional translation service includes a wide range of areas such as:

Lingala-English translations

Our translation agency is well prepared to cater for any type of Lingala-English translation, quickly and precisely. The focus on quality and affordability has led to complete customer satisfaction, allowing the agency to have previously worked with media companies, public institutions and attorneys.

From Lingala to any other language

KL Translations covers all language combinations. The company translates any type of documents from Lingala into any other language and vice versa, ensuring that all translations are carried out by native speakers of the target language.

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