International Mother Language Day is a celebration of language that is held on the 21st of February every year. It is designed to promote diversity and understanding of other cultures through multilingualism and multiculturalism. This year’s theme is Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development.
The origin of the Persian language dates back to 550-330 BCE and it was used by the Parsa people who ruled Iran. It then became the language of the Persian Empire and became a widely spoken language with it being used in the likes of India, Russia, the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.
Through the years, the language has evolved and has become the modern language that it is today. Primarily it is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and certain areas of Uzbekistan.
Arabic is a fascinating language with a history that dates back centuries. It is also a very popular language, with more than 300 million native Arabic speakers around the world, mostly in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Arabic is the official language of the 22 the countries that form the Arab league and the 5th most common language globally.
A new report by the International Monetary Fund suggests that most Middle Eastern and African economies are set to grow strongly in 2018. The report says that growth in the Middle East and North African countries is expected to reach 3.5% in the coming year — faster than most developed countries.
The improvement in MENA economies is a welcome change after a couple of years of political instability and a slow down in the major economies in the region. The improved outlook means there will be some excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.
When we first meet somebody new, we gain an impression of that person within six seconds through a number of points of contact including face, voice and presentation. For a company, the website is the “face and voice” of the organization and that first impression counts.
Today, most companies understand the importance of making their websites accessible to people within different countries and therefore add different language options to their sites, however, simple translation is just not enough.
At Future Trans, we understand that the world doesn’t stand still for a moment – which is why we don’t either. We combine the extensive skills of over 60 in-house professionals with the latest technology to ensure that we provide consistent and accurate translation and localisation for every client, every time.
It may come as a surprise to many that the second most common language spoken in Sweden is, in fact, Arabic.
Located in Northern Europe and known for its icy temperatures and blonde-haired, blue-eyed inhabitants, Sweden has a population of just 10 million people and seems an unlikely place to hear the Arabic language.
They say that no man is an island and this is never more true than it is in business. Every industry in the world relies on a solid network of contacts forming a web of invaluable resources and support. A successful translation agency relies on a solid team of professionals to make it work – everybody in the team, from receptionists to business development executives have a part to play in ensuring that the business is the best that it can be.
The increased availability of fast, affordable internet and digital services has seen the number of new businesses and start ups around the world increase exponentially over the last few years and none more so than in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) region.
According to Magnitt, the networking platform for start ups in the Middle East, 2016 saw an investment of $889 million in new businesses across MENA with predicted figures set to rise for 2017.