Assyrian Interpreters and Translators
Professional Assyrian interpreting and translating services can be difficult to secure in parts of California, due to the extremely limited number of court-certified Assyrian interpreters in the state. Cal Interpreting & Translations (CIT) has years-long positive relationships with these interpreters and can provide the highest qualified Assyrian interpreters in the state.
Cal Interpreting & Translations offers Assyrian interpreters and Assyrian translators in all dialects. We offer California court-certified and court experienced Assyrian interpreters and translators with legal, medical, and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration, and more.
CIT offers comprehensive Assyrian language services including interpretation, translation, and transcription 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native Assyrian speakers who have been screened, certified, provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and Assyrian languages through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Assyrian interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Assyrian language, as well as of culture and history, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.
Who speaks Assyrian?
The Assyrian people, or Syriacs, are an ethnic group from the Middle East whose countries of origin include northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and northeastern Syria, though many have migrated to other regions during the past hundred or so years.
Events such as the Assyrian Genocide, the Iranian Revolution, the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and, more recently, the Iraq War and the Syrian Civil War have greatly displaced the Assyrian community, as its members are confronted with both religious and ethnic persecution. Of the one million or so Iraqis who fled after the occupation, nearly 40% were Assyrian, according to the United Nations.
Assyrians are predominantly Christians, specifically Syriac Christians who have descended from Assyria, one of the oldest civilizations in the history of the world, which dates back to 2500 BC in Mesopotamia.
Chaldean, Assyrian…what’s the difference?
Chaldeans are synonymous with Babylonians and are also often referred to as Assyrians and/or Syriacs. Specifically though, historically Assyrians ruled northern Mesopotamia, while Chaldeans ruled in the south, in an empire called Babylon or Babylonia. Consequently, the Assyrians are simply Assyrians while the Chaldeans are/were Babylonians. The Syriacs had their kingdom in Damascus, Syria. However, when it comes to Assyrian and Chaldean languages, there is not much difference. The terms “Syriac” and “Chaldean” are used to designate people from those respective churches. Historically speaking, both of these groups of people are ethnic Assyrians. Their geographical lineage and church history has contributed to linguistic differences, resulting in the languages of today. Though many different types of dialects have arisen, they are often indistinguishable. Because of these intricate nuances, Cal Interpreting & Translations always takes extreme care to provide the most highly qualified and experienced Assyrian interpreters, taking into consideration cultural and historical facets of each request from our clients.