Our background

Tamarind Language Services started in Stockholm in 1989 and became a trusted and reputable translation agency in Sweden. In December 2008, Tamarind Language Services opened its doors to business in Nairobi.

Tamarind Language Services is the first company in Kenya to be entirely focused on professional translation and interpretation services. 20 years of experience in Sweden has given us expert knowledge of the language industry.

Kenyan translators and interpreters maintain a high international standard. In order to enhance the professional standing of our team, we created TLF – Tamarind Linguist Forum – a meeting point for professionals in Kenya and East Africa with the aim of developing members’ skills and awareness.

Currently the group participates in lectures, online collaboration and other forms of sharing. The Forum has turned out to be a strong platform for interesting and beneficial partnerships.

In 2010, we introduced translation software to Kenya and the region. We are now official re-sellers for the No. 1 translation software in the world – SDL Trados – in over 15 countries in Africa.

In 2019, we officially changed our name from Tamarind Translations to Tamarind Language Services to reflect our wide range of language services.

Since the start in 2009, we have grown to become more than a translation agency. In addition to translation, we provide interpretation (remote and physical), transcription, localisation, telephone and video conferencing, rapporteuring, rental of interpretation equipment and executive public address systems.

As always, we continue to offer language services with quality – and a smile.