English to Afrikaans Translation Projects
We assist organizations with documentation or marketing material (e.g. brochures, manuals, website content, PowerPoint presentations, product labeling, etc.) that are written in Afrikaans and require accurate translation into English.
Of course, in addition to English to Afrikaans and Afrikaans to English translation assignments, we can also assist you with the translation of the world's most popular languages to and from Afrikaans: Arabic ↔ Afrikaans; Spanish ↔ Afrikaans; French ↔ Afrikaans; German ↔Afrikaans; Italian ↔ Afrikaans; Portuguese ↔ Afrikaans; Russian ↔ Afrikaans; Japanese ↔ Afrikaans; Chinese ↔ Afrikaans; Hindi ↔ Afrikaans; to name but the most popular... We can source translation expertise for virtually any language pair.
Afrikaans Language Style
Our translators, editors and proofreaders render well-written and clearly understandable texts. We place a high value on rendering a finished product that is faithful to the language style of the original text.
Afrikaans to English Translation Projects
We assist businesses in finding the best available Afrikaans to English language translation resources – including experienced Afrikaans language translators (native-speaking Afrikaans if appropriate or required).
In our experience, a Afrikaans language native-speaker may not necessarily be the right translator for the job. (See: Common myths and misconceptions about translation.) Though a native-speaker may be preferable for certain translation assignments, having Afrikaans as a native language may not 'translate into' Afrikaans language expertise (pun intended). An experienced linguist with strong Afrikaans and English language translation credentials, in-depth experience and professional credentials, regardless of native language, may often prove to be a better choice.
Identifying and securing the services of the appropriate Afrikaans language resources is what we do! (Refer to our Afrikaans translation assignment process for information on our Afrikaans translation project management process).
In a nutshell, we use professional translators who have a solid mastery of the Afrikaans language (grammar, spelling, cultural nuances) and a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Once we are confident that the appropriate freelance resources have been identified and certain that we can honour the project deadline, we submit a quote for the translation assignment.
If we cannot secure the appropriate resources, we will do our best to refer you to Afrikaans translation sources of information that we have confidence in.
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The Afrikaans Language Landscape
Population of South Africa: 43,786,115 (estimate @ July 2008)|
Languages: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English, 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)
Internet country code: .za
Internet users: 5.1 million (2005)
Afrikaans is an Indo-European language, derived from 17th century Dutch and classified as Low Franconian Germanic, mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia, with smaller numbers of speakers in Botswana, Angola, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia and Argentina. Due to emigration and migrant labour, there are possibly over 100,000 Afrikaans speakers in the United Kingdom, with other substantial communities found in Brussels, Amsterdam, Perth, Mount Isa, Toronto and Auckland. It is the primary language used by two related ethnic groups in South Africa: the Afrikaners and the Coloureds or kleurlinge or bruinmense (including Basters, Cape Malays and Griqua).
Geographically, the Afrikaans language is the majority language of the western one-third of South Africa (Northern and Western Cape, spoken at home by 69% and 58%, respectively). It is also the largest first language in the adjacent southern third of Namibia (Hardap and Karas, where it is the first language of 44% and 40%, respectively).
Sources: CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License
The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
FreeTranslationClassifieds.com website for Afrikaans Translation resources.
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Everything the web has to offer in terms of bi-directional Afrikaans dictionaries, Afrikaans reference material, Afrikaans translation software and hardware that is of particular interest to translators working with Afrikaans, as well as the Afrikaans translation and linguistics community can be found in the CILFOtranslations.com Afrikaans Translation Bookstore.
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