Languages in Motion provides translation Indigenous languages spoken in Canada. Translating materials into Indigenous languages will assist you in connecting with more people.
There are over 70 Indigenous languages spoken across Canada according to the 2016 Census.
According to the Government of Canada’s website, over 70 Indigenous languages were reported in the 2016 Census. These languages are divided into families:
- Algonquain languages
- Athabaskan languages
- Salish languages
- Siouan languages
- Iroquoian languages
- Tsimshian languages
- Wakashan languages
- Others: Michif, Haida, Tlingit and Kutenai
Did you know that there are over 260,000 speakers of Indigenous languages in Canada?
For these 260,000 people, it is important to create a message that resonates with them, in their own native language. When selecting a translation service provider, ensure that they are familiar with how these languages operate. Indigenous languages do not translate the same as others due to their complex morphology. Sometimes a sentence can be a 20 letter word!
Example of Cree: ᒌ ᐅᑳᔅᒋᓈᐧᐋᐦᔮᐧᐋᓂᐧᐃᑎᐦᑭᐙᑭᓂᐎᐦᑖᐙᑯᐱᓐ
Translation: They were presumably given a package of spatchcocked grouse.
3 things to consider before requesting indigenous translation services:
Indigenous Languages We Translate
Northern East Cree
Southern East Cree