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Afrikaans / Afrikaans

Afrikaans is a Low Franconian West Germanic language spoken by around seven million people in South Africa and Namibia. It is spoken to a much lesser extent in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Afrikaans holds official language status in South Africa and is a recognised minority language in Namibia and Botswana.

Afrikaans is descended from Dutch, which was introduced to southern Africa during Dutch colonisation in the 18th century. Although Afrikaans has been influenced by Portuguese, Bantu languages, Malay and Khoisan languages, it is most closely related to Dutch. Approximately 90% of Afrikaans vocabulary is derived from Dutch and the two languages remains a mutually intelligible to this day.

Our Czech linguists work with clients to facilitate communication with Czech speakers around the world. Whether you are preparing a product for international release or localising an application form, our linguists will provide an exceptional translation or interpretation service.

Cape Town
South Africa

Why Use Global Language Services

  • Experienced Czech Translators & Interpreters
  • Industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
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  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Regular Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

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– Scottish Prison Service

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– VIA Lothian and Borders

Did You Know?

Afrikaans is one of eleven official languages in South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Afrikaans was made an official language of South Africa in 1925.

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