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Afrikaans Translation Services

Afrikaans - a language not to be ignored
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Professional Afrikaans translation services

ALM Translations has been providing professional Afrikaans translation services since 2002. Afrikaans is spoken as a first language by an estimated 7 million people in South Africa and Namibia, where it has official language status.

As a second language, it is widely understood across racial and geographical divides in South Africa, and serves as the lingua franca of Namibia, with an estimated 15-23 million people able to communicate using it.

A bit about the language

Afrikaans is a Germanic language derived from the Dutch, spoken by colonists of southern Africa in the 18th century, with additional words borrowed from indigenous languages, such as Bantu and IsiXhosa, as well as elements of Portuguese and Malay. Afrikaans can also be heard in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and parts of the United States.

The key industries

South Africa’s key industry sectors include the automotive industry, which accounts for around 12% of all of South Africa’s exports, electronics and ICT, mining and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and finance.

About ALM Translations

If you choose ALM Translations as your language partner, you will be working with some of the best in-country, native speaking Afrikaans and English translators, who work in a variety of specialist fields.

Professional translators have a deep understanding of Afrikaans culture and customs, essential when targeting customers and businesses in Afrikaans-speaking countries.

It is a fact that consumers and businesses are more likely to buy in their own language. It’s therefore crucial to have manuals, marketing materials and other commercial and legal documents translated into Afrikaans.

Translation services from ALM Translations include translation, ad hoc and conference interpreting, videos and voice-overs, transcription services, subtitling, telephone interpreting, telemarketing, proofreading, editing and transcreation.

Translation makes the business world go round. Don’t put off getting a translation quote. You could be losing out on vital potential business.

Contact us now to find out how we can help you engage with your customers and grow your business in a global market.

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"I have been working with ALM Translations since 2013 and have been impressed with their expert translations and their professionalism. They have a clear understanding of our specific line of business, which was a key requirement from the start. I have found ALM’s customer service to be highly efficient and we are now adding new languages to our requirements."

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