Afrikaans Language Services

Afrikaans Translations

Language Localist provides high quality and timely translations from English into Afrikaans and from Afrikaans into English. Language Localist manages all fields ranging from general emails to complex manuals translation from and into Afrikaans. Regardless of the project type we assure you that we will provide you with the best quality Afrikaans translations.

Our professional team of Afrikaans translators is capable of translating for varied subjects and industries including Medical (Clinical Trails, Consent Documents), Legal, IT (Hardware & Software), Technical (Manuals, Product Brochures), Academic documents and General correspondence etc. Your document will be handled by a professional Afrikaans translator who will translate your documents with extreme care and detail. We guarantee accuracy and privacy in translating your documents. Feel free to contact us for any kind of Afrikaans translations. We welcome you to contact us for more information about our company or to obtain a free quote on Afrikaans translations.

Afrikaans Typesetting / DTP

Our multilingual DTP department is made up of highly professional operators and linguists with considerable typesetting experience in Afrikaans language. In addition to that, we have the experience to deal with the most complex typesetting requirements. We can handle DTP jobs of any length, from a small business card to a multipage booklet. Our final quality process ensures that your documents are typeset to your complete satisfaction.

We can typeset your documents in your preferred DTP format (QuarkXpress, InDesign, Illustrator, MS-Office applications etc.), on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Other Afrikaans language services offered

  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Transcription
  • Voice-over
  • Subtitling

Afrikaans Language Facts

Afrikaans is a South African language originating from the Dutch spoken by settlers in Africa in the seventeenth century. Despite the fact that Afrikaans developed in Africa and is unique to the region, it is classified as Low Franconian West Germanic due to the fact that it originates from Dutch. It is mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia, with smaller populations of speakers living in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Lesotho, Malawi, New Zealand, Swaziland, the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Most, if not all, Afrikaans speaking people living outside of Africa are emigrants who have left South Africa. Due to emigration and migrant labour, there are possibly over 100,000 Afrikaans speakers in the United Kingdom. It is the primary language used by two ethnic groups in South Africa: the Afrikaans people (Afrikaners) and the Coloureds.

Afrikaans is the majority language of the western third of South Africa (Northern and Western Cape, in which it is spoken at home by 68% and 55% of the population, respectively). It is also the most common first language in the adjacent southern third of Namibia (Hardap and Karas, where it is the first language of 44% and 40% of the population, respectively).

Spoken in: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia

Afrikaans Language speakers

5.98 million in South Africa and 231,953 in Namibia (as first language)

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