Tigrinya voice-over agency
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We have a good selection of the very best Tigrinya voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Tigrinya voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Tigrinya voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Tigrinya voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call us 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.
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.
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A short history of the Tigrinya language
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).
There are significant Tigrinya-speaking communities in Sudan, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the UK, Canada, Australia and the United States.
Did you know…
- Tigrinya is written using the Ge’ez script, which was originally used for the now-extinct Ge’ez language. It has 32 letters and is read from left to right.
- Tigrinya is spoken by the ethnic Tigray-Tigrinya people who live in the Horn of Africa. In northern Ethiopia its speakers are called Tigray; in southern Eritrea they are called Tigrinya.
The Eritrean and Ethiopian economies
The Eritrean economy has faced significant problems, such as the legacy of 30+ years of war and chronic drought. As with many other African nations, a large proportion of the population (nearly 80%) is engaged in subsistence farming.
However, the country’s economy has experienced a fast growth rate in recent years, and this is expected to continue. Eritrea has considerable natural resources including copper and gold.
The Ethiopian economy – also fast-growing – is also largely based on agriculture, which accounts for around 46% of GDP and employs 85% of the workforce.
Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country, and around 50% of the population is under 18. Job creation has not kept up with population growth, and this means that, despite recent improvements to the economy, Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries.
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