Arabic Language and Medical Translation
With over 300 million native speakers of the Arabic language, and ranking 5th in a list of the most influential languages of the world, the need for Arabic medical translation is essential. The well-known language is not only the native language for 26 Middle East and North African states, but also influences many other languages, showing its importance and the need for translations.
Having recently visited Jordan, an Arabic speaking country, I can speak for myself and many others when I say that medical translation is imperative. It is likely that when falling ill in a foreign country you would want it to feel like home, or as homely as it can be. The language barrier is a big hindrance to this, as understanding what is wrong with you, or the bills you may have to pay would make you feel much more comfortable in what may be a completely alien environment. It is similar to Arabs wanting to feel comfortable in England, or English speaking countries, when needing medical attention. This shows the significance of the translations from a personal point of view.