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Swahili subtitling service

Swahili voice-over and subtitling agency
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Swahili subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable Swahili subtitling service for your business video content. We've more than 25 years’ experience in delivering TRANSLATIONS, VOICE-OVERS, SUBTITLES & CAPTIONS in over 80 languages.

Our Swahili subtitling service level will delight you. All the work is done in-house, at our base in Reading, apart from translations which we subcontract to in-country linguistic experts. With Matinée you are buying our service quality and our expertise.

We guarantee to deliver the best, no nonsense Swahili subtitles service anywhere in the UK. Whatever the challenge, we guarantee to deliver and delight. Check out our FAQs for more information and costs.

Call us now on +44(0)118 958 4934 or email You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.

Subtitling montage in 4 languages for Sony

Sony’s production company asked Matinée Multilingual to subtitle a series of DAB product demos in 4 languages.

Matinée transcribed the English audio, and then produced the French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. Once approved, the subtitles were synced to the video and delivered as MP4 files.

A short history of the Swahili language

English to Swahili subtitling service

Swahili is a Bantu language like Zulu. It is the language spoken by the Swahili people in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros Islands, which are off the south-east coast of Africa.

You will also hear Swahili spoken in Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique and Northern Zambia. The word for Swahili is Kiswahili, which means coastal language.

It uses the Latin script for writing and the first ever written documents in Swahili are said to have been written in 1711. The first epic poem dates back to 1728. Words in the Swahili language come from Arabic, German, Portuguese, French and English.

Swahili is pronounced the way it is read, it is therefore much easier to learn than some other languages, which have a different pronunciation to the spelling of the word, like English. Arabic and Bantu are two languages which are close to Swahili because of the concentration of Arab words. Disney fans will remember the film the Lion King, which contained the famous Swahili quote Hakuna Matata, which means ‘No Worries’


This video montage features a variety of subtitling projects we have completed in a number of languages.
It also shows four different ways in which the subtitles can be displayed on screen.