Inuktitut Translation Services

Inuktitut to English

The Inuit culture has an oral tradition that is probably as old as western civilization, and the Inuktitut language has handed down their Arctic history and culture from generation to generation, virtually intact.

Inuktitut is unique to the Inuit culture. Although there are some differences in the way it is spoken from one region to the next, it is possible for individuals to understand each other all the way from the east coast of Russia to Greenland.

The introduction of written language to the Inuit was motivated by religion. In the mid 1800s, a missionary named James Evans created a syllabic script system for the Ojibwe and Cree based in part on Pitman shorthand. While it is not certain how Inuit adapted Evans’ syllabary, the most accurate account is that it was introduced to them by another missionary, Edmund Peck, in the late 1800s.

Inuktitut syllabary is only used in Canada, especially in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, the population of which is 85% Inuit.

Interesting Fact

Inuktitut is recognized as an official language in Nunavut alongside Inuvialuk.

It also has legal recognition in Nunavik — a part of Québec —thanks in part to the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement and is recognized in the Charter of the French Language as the official language of instruction for Inuit school districts there.

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We are a professional translation company with the experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Inuktitut translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Inuktitut translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in giving our clients confidence in our Inuktitut translations.

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We have specialist teams of professional linguists in various fields and competences. Our translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

Our mother tongue Inuktitut translators and interpreters are dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Inuktitut translators means that we can handle your project professionally, even when you have tight turnaround requirements.

Things to Consider

Inuktitut Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Inuktitut speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols, and region-specific slang can have unintended implications. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Inuktitut market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone, and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Inuktitut translators only translate into their native tongue.

Inuktitut Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Inuktitut to retain its meaning and flavor as per your original content. Don’t insult your prospective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that risks showing disrespect before even building a client relationship. We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, PNG, and other Content Management Systems.

Translation Services Available

We can translate any of the following documents for you:

• Annual Reports
• Audit Statements
• Brochures
• Business / Corporate
• Contract and Agreements
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment Agreements
• Financial Reports

Contact us today to get a free, no obligation quote for your Inuktitut business translation project!

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