Find Karen Translators in Des Moines Iowa
Our Karen interpreters and translators are here to support you with English-to-Karen, or Karen-to-English language translation needs. Whether you are a school with a high population of Karen students, a business who employs many of the Karen community, or at a hospital needing interpreting services, we are here for you. There is a real need for Karen language interpreters and translators. Our team can provide all of your Karen language translation needs at low cost in a very timely manner.
Did you know that we have a long history of working in Des Moines? The Founder of our agency was born in Burma and works directly with the refugee communities here. She has a long history of experience connecting local businesses with local interpreters and translators to help facilitate their needs. We specialize in:
Des Moines + Karen History
The Karen people began to settle in Iowa as early as 1988, with small numbers of refugees from Burma. Karen refugees first arrived in Minnesota and then spread across much of northern United States and Canada. In 2008, there were 940 Karen students in northwest Iowa alone. That number is estimated to be nearly 1400 by 2012. Twenty-five percent of all refugee students in northwest Iowa are Karen.
Des Moines has a rich history that goes back to its earliest inhabitants, Native Americans and fur traders. In 1843, settlers established Fort Des Moines as a military outpost on an elevated piece of land overlooking a bend in the Des Moines River. The area was chosen because it would be easily defensible from attacks by other Indian tribes or European forces and allowed for an easy escape upriver.