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Professional Swahili translation services and interpreters

So you're looking for a reliable Swahili interpreter or translator based in Australia? You're in the right place. Ethnolink is the leading interpreting and translation service in Australia, providing high-quality, NAATI certified Swahili to English and English to Swahili translation services.

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NAATI certified Swahili translations

Having a tough time finding a quality NAATI certified Swahili interpreter or translator? We guarantee that your NAATI certified Swahili interpreting and translations will be accepted by any Australian authority or Government department.

Every NAATI certified interpreter or translator we work with understands the compliance requirements and regulations of Australian authorities so there's one less thing for you to worry about.

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Personal Swahili document translation

We’ll organise your NAATI certified Swahili translations of the following documents:

• Swahili Birth Certificate Translation
• Swahili Marriage Certificate Translation
• Swahili Police Check Translation
• Swahili Driver Licence Translation
• Swahili Diploma Translation
• and more — just ask us!

Corporate Swahili translation services

Need an interpreting or translation services to extend the reach of your organisation, but not sure where to start?

Ethnolink's team of NAATI certified Swahili interpreters and translators has been providing world-class Swahili interpreting and translation services since 2011. It’s why over 20,000 customers worldwide have worked with us since inception. We can provide our professional Swahili interpreter and translator service to you wherever you are in Australia, servicing the private and public sector organisations and our interpreters and translators work across all industries such as law, aged care, logistics, community, manufacturing, IT, and more!

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Professional NAATI certified Swahili interpreters

We work with Australia's leading NAATI certified interpreters in order to provide you with the highest quality interpreting services. Our suite of interpreting services includes:

• Swahili video interpreting
• Swahili telephone interpreting
• Swahili on-site interpreting
• Swahili conference interpreting

Our interpreters have native-level Swahili language skills, as well as the experience and subject-matter expertise in a range of domains.

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Swahili translation services for every industry

Whether you need Swahili voice overs for community radio or healthcare information translated into Swahili, we have the right people and experience to get it done.

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Discover projects we've delivered for client's just like you

For over 10 years, we've been helping our clients by sourcing the most suitable translators for their projects, and delivering a premium-quality end product. Check out some of our work below.


ALMO Milk was looking to expand their Australian almond milk business overseas, but needed multicultural communications experts to make it happen. With the help of Ethnolink, ALMO was able to launch in China and establish a foothold in the world's fastest growing market, leading to a significant ...

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Attorney-General's Department

As part of the Attorney-General’s Department’s joint effort with the Office for Women under the Preventing Financial Abuse Project, the Department published a guide to assist separating couples, including couples from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, to proactively manage their ...

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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) engaged Ethnolink to produce translated resources to help raise awareness about elder abuse in 19 languages. The AHRC was resolved to ensure appropriate and accessible translations for their multicultural users. We tailored a solution that deliver...

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Swahili translation and interpreter FAQs

Swahili, also known by the name Kiswahili, is an official language of Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, and is used as a lingua franca throughout East Africa.

People who speak Swahili as their sole mother tongue are usually referred to as Waswahili. This name refers to the language that they speak and does not describe any particular ethnic or tribal group.

The Swahili language is also spoken in eastern African countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros Islands.

Swahili is also spoken by smaller numbers in Burundi, Rwanda, Northern Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.

You can send us your documents in whatever format you have - a PDF, Word file, scan, or a photo. As long as the text is readable and clear, our professional translators can translate it for you. But before that happens, our Translation Strategists will analyse them and provide you with a personalised quote. 

If you have any specific requirements, let us know and we will do our absolute best to accommodate.

Yes, they are. We only work with native Swahili-speaking translators, who are highly experienced and NAATI certified, where available.

In 2016, the Australian Census recorded 11,463 Swahili speakers. This number had grown by over 4,500 people in the 5 years before 2016, and is expected to have grown even more since.

Yes! Modern standard Swahili is based on Kiunguja, the dialect spoken in Zanzibar Town, but there are numerous dialects of Swahili, some of which are mutually unintelligible, and others are not.

Talk to our Translation Strategy team to discuss what dialects you need to include in your project to reach your target audience.

Contact our Interpreting Strategy team via our Book an Interpreter page, and they'll be in touch to coordinate an interpeter to meet your needs.

Yes! We work with interpreters all across the country who can help to facilitate communication wherever you are. If an interpreter is unable to physically attend your meeting or conference, we have a suite of remote options, including video interpreting and telephone interpreting, to help overcome communication barriers.

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