This may be of little help to most, but I thought I would share in case this helps anyone. We recently had a client who needed to apply for naturalization who wanted to be able to study the naturalization questions in his own language, Fulani. So our firm hired a Fulani translator to translate the naturalization questions into Fulani, which are here:

Link: The Naturalization civics exam questions translated into Fulani.

The naturalization examination includes a number of questions about U.S. civics and history.  While the exam is usually done in English, it can be very helpful for non-native English speakers to review these civics questions in both English and their native language.

A client might be able to speak English perfectly but not know the English word for “war,” for example (one question on the test asks the applicant to name three wars the United States has fought it).

In that example, reviewing the questions in both English and the applicant’s native language can help them to work around the few tricky words that remain (or might help them as they learn English in the first place). There are a ton of free online tools to prepare for the naturalization test, but I hadn’t been able to find any with the test questions in Fulani.

Why Fulani?

We tend to represent Mauritanian refugees who are ready to naturalize and speak enough English to pass the exam but sometimes have trouble learning the civics questions.  The Fula language, which is also sometimes called Fulani, Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pular, or Peul, is a non-tonal language spoken as various closely related dialects in West and Central Africa.

The Solution

We hired a Fulani translator to translate these questions into Fulani. I think she did a fantastic job and would love for anyone else who needs them to use them and share them widely.

The questions and answers are already available in a number of other languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, TagalogVietnameseAlbanianAmharicBosnianCambodian/KhmerFarsiFrenchGujaratiHindiHmongLaoOromoPortugese/BrazilianRussianSomaliThaiTigrigna, and Urdu. If you know of other languages these questions have been translated into, please let me know and I will add them to my list.