Afrikaans translation

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Afrikaans translations by specialised Afrikaans translators (native speakers)

Our quality – your assurance

From order to delivery, we at ConText® translation agency use proprietary project management software based on ISO 9002, DIN 2345 and European industry organisation EUATC standards. All of our translations comply with the European EN 15038 standard in completeness and form.

Our specialist Afrikaans translators transfer all of the content while preserving the sense of the original and keeping the style appropriate to the translation’s target audience, giving you an accurate and authentic translation that looks like an original.

Modern technology also allows us to leverage previously verified sentences while keeping the technical terminology consistent in translation, giving our Afrikaans translations at ConText® a consistent writing style. Our translators integrate your terminology requirements, comments and corrections in databases for further use in every project.

Our areas of expertise: IT, business, law, IT, banking, construction, architecture, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, marketing, communication, advertising. Quality assurance included.

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The Afrikaans language – characteristics and spread

Afrikaans, formerly known as Cape Dutch or Dutch Colonial, is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. Afrikaans belongs to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family, and originates from Dutch.

Afrikaans is mainly spoken in South Africa, but also by smaller groups in other Southern African countries such as Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia.

Afrikaans is spoken in three major dialect areas. The largest is western Afrikaans as spoken the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, where around ninety percent of the “Cape Coloureds” speak Afrikaans. Afrikaans is spoken mainly by Europeans in the Transvaal and Orange Free State in the Eastern Cape, but many Africans also speak Afrikaans as a second language. The third area is in Namibia, where “Orange River Afrikaans” is spoken as a mother tongue by 200,000 people, or 11% of the population, and serves alongside English and German as the lingua franca between population groups. About sixteen to twenty million people can communicate in Afrikaans worldwide.