Nahuatl Translation Services
With Mexico generally seen as solely speaking Spanish, you may be surprised to learn that Mayan languages remain alive and well in Mexico and elsewhere in Central America. While the vitality of Mayan and other indigenous languages, including Nahuatl, is under threat, there nonetheless remains a sizeable Nahuatl-speaking population in Mexico. Most translation agencies don’t bother with indigenous languages like Nahuatl, and if they do, translation services are usually only available to and from Spanish. At ProofreadingServices.com, we’re different—we proudly offer translation between Nahuatl and English.
Our Nahuatl translators understand the unbreakable connection between language and culture, and we know the suffering a people goes through with the loss of their ancestral language. The Nahua people are proud of their language and culture, once the most influential civilization in Mesoamerica, and they wholeheartedly appreciate businesses, artists, and others who acknowledge and invest in their language. If you want to engage a Nahuatl-speaking population, Spanish won’t cut it—trust our Nahuatl translators for high-quality Nahuatl translation services instead.
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With more than 1.7 million speakers, Nahuatl is the second-largest language in Mexico. The language has been inherited by modern-day Maya people from the heights of the Aztec Empire, when Nahuatl served as the lingua franca and boasted swaths of written records, poetry, and more. Though most also speak Spanish, in certain regions, such as La Huasteca, Nahuatl is the dominant language, with close to a quarter of the population not speaking Spanish.
Nahuatl is an extremely grammatically complex language. Hailing from the Uto-Aztecan family, it is polysynthetic, forming large words through a series of affixes. A verb can be marked with the subject, patient, object, and indirect object, as well as tense, aspect, and more. Pronouns and nouns alike can be marked with honorific suffixes to indicate respect, and Nahuatl compensates for its lack of a verb for “to be” by declining nouns for person. Nahuatl also uses a base-20 counting system instead of the base-10 system most of the world operates on. Indeed, translating Nahuatl presents numerous challenges. That’s why it’s so important to hire trained Nahuatl translation professionals who can guarantee quality in every translation.
Whatever You Want, We Can Translate It to or from Nahuatl
- Stories. The Nahua people have a long-cherished tradition of storytelling, and we’re happy to help them tell their stories to an international audience. From short stories and poems to plays and more, our literary translators can translate Nahuatl-language literature for the world to enjoy. Translating foreign literature into Nahuatl is another service we offer, broadening the realm of art in Nahuatl and allowing the Nahua people to enjoy more content in their native language.
- Historical documents. Valuable historical and cultural information lies hidden away in the historical documents of the Aztec Empire, many of which were written in Nahuatl. A large portion remain untranslated or have only been translated into Spanish, so that’s where our translators come in—we can help translate historical texts from Nahuatl to English for governments, historians, and more.
- Web content. When Nahuatl speakers browse the web, they usually have to resort to Spanish, given the general lack of Nahuatl-language material on the Internet. With the Nahua people hungering for more native-language content on the web, you can gain a loyal following for your website, blog, program, app, or game by translating it into Nahuatl—something our Nahuatl translators can happily do.
The Nahuatl language, and all it represents, matters. That’s why we’re so passionate about translating texts between Nahuatl and English. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Puebla, Pachuca de Soto, Chilpancingo, or anywhere else—our Nahuatl translation services are open to everyone. No matter what kind of text you have or what the content is, we’d be thrilled to help you with your Nahuatl translation needs.
Feel free to reach out to us today to discuss the details of your Nahuatl translation project or request a quote for free.