Professional and Accurate Localization Solutions
Sesotho, also known as Sotho, is an official language in Lesotho and South Africa, and is a minority language in Zimbabwe, making Sesotho translations vital to succeed in the African market. Although the word “Sotho” is used to describe the entire Sotho-Tswana language family, Sesotho is technically referred to as “Southern Sotho”, while “Northern Sotho” is a distinct Sotho-Tswana language spoken in the northeast part of South Africa.
Linguistic accuracy, in-depth cultural understanding, subject matter expertise, and localization best practices are all necessary components in ensuring success for any product or service entering the local market. Additionally, high-quality, consistent localization solutions for the Sesotho language requires advanced AI translation technology combined with native, in-country linguists for a quick turnaround time.
Northern Sotho vs. Southern Sotho
Although both languages are referred to with similar names, Sesotho and Northern Sotho have important differences. Sesotho, which is also called “Southern Sotho” shares the strongest relation with Lozi, the basis of the Sesotho-Lozi language group. While Northern Sotho has ties to languages closely related to Sesotho-Lozi, it has less in common with Southern Sotho. Moreover, Southern Sotho has click consonants, while Northern Sotho does not have clicks.
Given Africa’s linguistic diversity, understanding local communities and linguistic differences within South Africa and its surrounding countries is critical for ensuring success for whatever product or service is entering the market. In addition, understanding the differences and knowing when Sesotho translation or Northern Sotho translation are appropriate given the materials that need localization, can greatly impact the content.
Whether you are seeking Sesotho to English translations or English to Sesotho translations, it is essential to ensure the cultural appropriateness and local sophistication of every project entering or expanding from the African market. Through our in-country, subject matter expert linguists, and with over 20 years of experience, CSOFT understands the importance of distinguishing different variations of the Sotho-Tswana language group depending on the project.
CSOFT provides professional and technically accurate Sesotho translation solutions for all business sectors including:
- Life Sciences
- Medical Devices
- eLearning/Online Education
- Entertainment & Media
- Oil, Gas & Energy
- Travel & Transportation
Sesotho Translations for Diverse Content
CSOFT has extensive experience localizing a variety of content from and to Sesotho including:
Utilizing our translation tools are able to process a variety of file types such as:
- MS Word
- MS Excel
Sesotho Medical Translations
For life science companies looking to expand their businesses into international markets, the need for culturally-sensitive and technically accurate medical translations is key to success. As clinical trials are increasingly conducted abroad, and as the world shifts to become more connected than ever before, life science companies must work to globalize their products and services to meet the demands of Sesotho speaking consumers.
CSOFT provides the highest-quality translation solutions for life science companies entering into new markets. We ensure that our customized communication solutions are not only accurate, but also cost-effective and time sensitive, catered to meet the regulatory submission standards for the target market. With a network of over 10,000 linguists and subject matter experts, we help life science companies reach patients globally.
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Professional, high-quality localization of a service or product is critical for translation solutions in Sesotho, particularly in the life sciences as one bad translation can be life threatening. CSOFT understands the importance of accurate translation, which is why we have developed a process for quality assurance special to the life sciences that includes linguistic validation to ensure that any project that is translated meets quality standards in a timely manner that is also cost effective. Our advanced translation technology management system allows for translation projects remain in one centralized location, updated in real time, to ensure that every step of the way, CSOFT has you covered. Additionally, we are certified in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 and our operations are compliant with ISO 17100 to ensure our customized solutions meet Africa’s regulatory requirements.
CSOFT has implemented many security procedures throughout our organization to ensure client proprietary information is always held in the highest confidence. We have well-documented and fully traceable information security policies, checklists, and quality records. CSOFT understands the importance of security to our clients and we take nothing for granted when confidentiality is a concern. All our data and security processes comply with our certified ISO standards 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. We are also compliant with ISO 17100 and leverage best practices from ISO 27001.
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