Localex Has Launched Its New Department for Kurdish Language Projects

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Kurdish Translation, Localization and Interpretation Services

We provide professional Kurdish translation, localization and interpretation services to assist corporate and individual clients with a wide variety of material that requires Kurdish translation, such as providing translations from English into Kurdish, Turkish into Kurdish, German into Kurdish, French into Kurdish and vice versa.

Our Kurdish translation and localization team consists of many expert and experienced native Kurdish speaking linguists, and each linguist specializes in a different field such as IT, technology, legal, financial, medical, and more.

We have built a dedicated, in-house team of native Kurdish speaking software engineer translators and quality assurance editors who can localize any software product or website into any Kurdish dialect.

We also offer services for Kurdish interpretation, voice-overs, transcriptions, and multilingual search engine optimization.

Some Facts About Kurdish Language

A Vast Geographic Distribution

Kurdish, which belongs to the Indo-European family of languages, is the language of the largest ethnic group of the Middle East who does not have an independent state. Approximately 40 million people residing in Middle East and Europe speak different dialects of Kurdish.

Having its own historical development, grammatical system and rich living vocabularies, the Kurdish language is spoken in the region generally called Kurdistan including Kurdish populations in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Apart from these countries, there are millions of people speaking Kurdish language in Lebanon, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.

The large number of Kurdish speakers across the world creates a substantial demand for Kurdish translation and localization services. With its technologically savvy, talented and experienced team of professional Kurdish language professionals, Localex is ready to fulfill this demand.

Dialects and regional variants

Various dialects that can be grouped under the category of Kurdish language are a part of the northwestern sub-group of Iranian languages which are themselves a part of the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European language family. There is no standard nomenclature for the divisions of Kurdish dialects, but here are the two main ones;

Kurmanji (Northern Kurdish or Northern Kurmanji) is the dialect spoken by most of the Kurdish people in Turkey, northern portion of Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Sorani (Central Kurdish) is spoken by an estimated 10 million people mainly living in western Iran and significant portions of Iraqi Kurdistan. It is the official language of KRG (Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government).

Writing system

Throughout the history, Kurds have mostly preferred to use Arabic, Persian or Turkish for their literary works. Today, they use three different non-standard writing systems:

In Turkey and Syria: Latin alphabet

Iran and Iraq: Arabic alphabet

In formerly USSR states: Modified Cyrillic alphabet

We have a dedicated Project Manager for our Kurdish translation, localization and interpretation projects.

Vedat DEMİRBAŞ – Project Manager for Kurdish Projects

After working as a freelance translator and editor with Localex, Vedat has joined Localex Team as a project manager for Kurdish translation, localization and interpretation projects.

Along with forming and maintaining a team of linguists, his responsibilities include assigning projects to linguists, ensuring that the translations and editors fulfill Localex standards and that the client is provided with high quality translations.

Graduated from the Philosophy department of Bogazici University, Vedat grew up as bilingual in Kurdish and Turkish languages, and completed his studies in English. During his studies, he worked as freelance translator in the fields of Political Journalism, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Literature and Technology.

His main target in his career is to contribute to forming a standardized version of Kurdish language especially in the areas of Information Technologies and enabling experts to translate into Kurdish more accurately and comprehensively. In this respect he, with his dedicated team, also supports Localex Team with his own academic research studies.