South Asian Languages

The ‘subcontinent’ of South Asia is home to hundreds of languages, several of which we have had the privilege to translate:  Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil have all appeared among our translation projects in recent years.  The majority of our work, however, is from Hindi, the language most spoken in north India and a major representative of the Indo-European language family.

Spectrum Translation provides a range of Hindi language services and has translated business texts, civil status documentation, philosophical texts and websites from and into Hindi.

Feel free to contact us for this and other South Asian language services.

Some Language Notes

The subcontinent is home to hundreds of indigenous languages.  Generally these can be divided between languages of the Indo-European family in the north and Dravidian languages in the south. (With there being one notable exception:  Sinhala, an Indo-European language native to Sri Lanka.)

More than 400 living languages have been identified in India alone, with three quarters of these being Indo-European languages.  And among these, the native speakers of Hindi in all its forms may account for up to 40% of all Indians.

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* The Sacred or Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera, in Sanskrit padma पद्म) has been a divine symbol in Asia since ancient times and is cited extensively in Puranic and Vedic literature.   The national flower of both India and Vietnam, it symbolizes the union of the four elements:  earth, air, fire and water.

Most  Asian deities – Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese and Japanese, among many others – are often depicted as seated on a lotus flower.