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Star Wars translated to Navajo

The original Star Wars film was released in 1977 and since its release it has been translated to many languages. These translations will have included either subtitles, dubbing or both.

The next step for Star Wars is to translate the film to the native American language of Navajo. This task is being completed by 5 translators under the initiative of Manuelito Wheeler, director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Arizona, USA.

Such a film translation is more complex as words such as ‘robot’ do not exist in Navajo. For such a situation a decision will need to be made over whether to adopt the word from English (or another language), to create a new Navajo word or to use many words that describe the item.

The newly translated Navajo version will be presented on the 3rd July 2013

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