One of the official languages of South Africa, Afrikaans is spoken by around 10 million people worldwide, the majority of which reside in South Africa.
Afrikaans, which came from the Dutch word for African, was heavily influenced by the Dutch language and was only recognised as a separate language at the beginning of the 20th Century. Although similar to Dutch, there are some very distinct aspects to Afrikaans, including a lack of gender distinctions. Because of its associations with apartheid, Afrikaans has generally had a lack of support from both the government and the people of South Africa. However, after English, Afrikaans is still the second most important language in South Africa.
Here at Brightlines, we’ve worked with brands such as Microsoft and Thomas Cook and offer a wide range of Afrikaans translation services including copywriting, consultancy and voiceovers. Translating into Afrikaans is the ideal solution for businesses who want to communicate effectively to people in South Africa and other countries such as Swaziland, Zambia and Botswana.
If you’d like to get a quote for our translation services or just need advice, please get in touch.