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Tigrinya voice-over agency

Tigrinya voice-over and subtitling agency
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As an established Tigrinya voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Tigrinya Voice-Over Service and Tigrinya Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Tigrinya voice talent, at a price you can afford.

Whether you are looking for Tigrinya voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Tigrinya voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Tigrinya voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Tigrinya audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.

Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Tigrinya voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.

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Tigrinyan voice-over for Familjecentrum

The Family Centre (Familjecentrum) in Sweden, required a Tigrinyan voice-over for their introductory video to help welcome immigrant families and their children. Familjecentrum is government funded, and offers parents and their children a place to talk to other parents and seek advice from councillors. It also gives them opportunities to make friends in the community.

In the UK it is quite difficult to find Tirginyan actors, so we recorded via ISDN with Mewael – a voice talent based in Africa. We then cleaned & edited the voice-over, and the client laid it back to the video themselves. 


A short history of the Tigrinya language

Tigrinya voiceover talent agencyTigrinya (also spelled Tigrigna, also called Tigray or Tigrai) belongs to the Ethiopic sub-group of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is closely related to the ancient language of Ethiopia, Ge’ez (now extinct), and also to Tigre.

The earliest written example of Tigrinya dates back to the 13th century – a text of local laws found in southern Eritrea. Tigrinya literature was strongly influenced by Ge’ez, especially in relation to Christian/Biblical writing. Ge’ez was used as literary medium for Tigrinya until relatively recently.

Which countries have Tigrinya as a national language?

Tigrinya is an official language in Eritrea (along with Arabic and English). It is recognised as a minority language in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

How many people speak Tigrinya as their first language?

It is estimated that approximately 6.7 million people speak Tigrinya as their first language – 4.2 million in Ethiopia (where it is the third most spoken language after Amharic and Oromo) and 2.5 million in Eritrea (where it is the most widely spoken language).Read more


Tigrinya voice-over for HIV Treatment Programme

Region Östergötland is a Swedish health care company that have made a breakthrough in discoveries related to the HIV disease. They created a video to promote a specialised medicine that means people with HIV can live a full and normal life.

They wanted to reach out to health care companies outside of Sweden, and decided to localise the video in a variety of languages including Tigrinya. They required a native Tigrinya female voice over artist. Amira was selected due to her warm and welcoming manner.

Amira recorded the script time-sync to video to match up with the original video at the correct time points. The video was used to create health care partners in Eritrea and improve the lives with those with HIV.