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Afrikaans Translation Service Canberra

Afrikaans Translator Canberra

Afrikaans Canberra Australia

An Afrikaans translator in Canberra needs to be a specialist.  Canberra is the nation's capital and the centre of the Federal Government.  As such, Canberra has a large amount of diplomatic, government and business activities requiring effective communication across languages.  Many government departments and businesses require a Canberra Afrikaans translator to do Afrikaans document translation or interpreting.  Effective communication is an essential element of building trust in a business relationship. Our Canberra Afrikaans translators at Translationz offer a professional translation service.  We can help provide you with a Canberra translator or interpreter with our Canberra translation service.

Click on the Get a Quote icon to the right of this page or call us on (02) 6171 0900.

Many individuals also require a Canberra translation service.  Whether you need a personal letter translated, a marriage certificate, birth certificate or any other document certified, Our translators at Translationz can help you.  Click on the button on the upper right to receive a free quote.  Our Canberra translator service is extremely competitive and offers the option of a rapid turnaround time.

Afrikaans Interpreter

We offer experienced Afrikaans interpreters. The interpreter will come to your site or work over the phone or web. In addition to being articulate and perceptive, our interpreters are focused on providing exceptional service as an Afrikaans Interpreter.

Afrikaans Translation Services Overview

Afrikaans Translationz provides Afrikaans translator and Afrikaans interpreter services to businesses and individuals in Australia and around the world. Our translators are professional, fast and accurate in all aspects of Afrikaans language translation.

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Afrikaans Translator

Our Afrikaans translators are experienced at a wide variety of the Afrikaans document translations. We spend the time to understand your needs and then recommend the right solution. We offer experienced, highly skilled, certified and professional translators. Translationz Afrikaans translators have industry experience in translating Afrikaans legal documents, Afrikaans medical translations and Afrikaans medical interpreters, Afrikaans website translation, marketing and web pages, technical, engineering documents, Afrikaans birth, marriage and death certificates and more.

Whether your Afrikaans translation requirement is large or small, Translationz will deliver professional Afrikaans translations. We also provide rapid translation services if needed.

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Afrikaan Language

Afrikaans, also sometimes called Africaan, is basically an African language with some Western Germanic elements in its origin. This language is native to South Africa and Namibia, and is also spoken in some parts of Botswana and Zimbabwe. It was derived from the numerous Dutch dialects spoken by the early Dutch settlers in South Africa. However, as time passed, it continued to develop in isolation, especially during the eighteenth century. Historically it was known as “Cape Dutch”, which also referred to all of the early Cape settlers, or “Kitchen Dutch”, which was considered an offensive term for Afrikaans. Afrikaans has borrowed several words from other languages, such as Portuguese, Malay, and Bantu.

Afrikaans is the third most widely spoken language in South Africa, with approximately seven million speakers, or 13.5% of the population. It is one of the most widely spoken official languages in South Africa, and is often also spoken or understood as a person’s second or third language. It is the chief language of South Africa’s western half, Northern Cape, and Western Cape. It is the first language of nearly 70% of coloured native South Africans (about 3.4 million people) and the first language of 60% of white South Africans (about 2.7 million people).

Afrikaans is the first language of approximately 600,000 black South Africans. In addition, a huge number of English-speaking and Bantu-speaking South Africans speak Afrikaans as their second language.

The Afrikaans language is the second most widely spoken language in neighbouring Namibia, and it is the native language of 11% households in the southern parts of Karas and Hardap, as well as the capital, Windhoek.

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It is estimated that between 15 million and 23 million people worldwide speak Afrikaans.

In Act 8 of 1925, Afrikaans became one of the official languages of South Africa. The development of Afrikaans can be traced to the arrival of settlers to the Cape, though this is not the sole factor leading to the development of Afrikaans, as the servants, slaves, and indigenous traders were required to communicate in Dutch. This is evidenced by the variety of influences present in Afrikaans, including Khoisan, Malaysian, French, Dutch, English, and German, among others. The language is not limited to these influences, however, and various dialects are spoken all over South Africa, with each region’s dominant indigenous language influencing the dialect of Afrikaans spoken in that region.

The popularity of Afrikaans, and its subsequent endorsement by the Apartheid government, has its roots in an attempted social engineering project through which the Dutch population in South Africa sought to unify the members of these groups. They aimed to create a South African nationalism that recognised their varied origins while emphasising a unique South African identity. However, this identity was largely based on race, and thus, Afrikaans as a language became synonymous with white oppression in South Africa. But despite attempts to create a schism with regard to language and race among South Africans, Afrikaans is widely spoken by black people.

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