When the Dutch Meet the Africans
With about 7.2 million people speaking Afrikaans as a native language, and a further 8-15 million speaking it as a second language, Afrikaans is one of the official languages in South Africa and an officially recognized language in Namibia. There are also speakers of Afrikaans in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Germany, Lesotho, Malawi, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
With the economy of South Africa being the second-largest in Africa and accounting for 24% of Africa’s gross domestic product (PPP), introducing your product/service to the South African market is highly lucrative.
BayanTech is your reliable Afrikaans translation/localization service provider that guides your product’s journey across borders.
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Afrikaans is the result of the interaction and communication between Dutch settlers (mostly from The Netherlands and to a lesser extent from Germany ) of what is now South Africa and indigenous African workers as well as Asians (especially Malays) and Malagasys, along with the Khoi, San, and Bantu peoples who also lived in the Cape area in southwestern South Africa.
Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect in South Africa until the early 20th century.
Although it started to appear in newspapers and political and religious works in around 1850 and the first Afrikaans grammars and dictionaries were published in 1875, it became officially recognized as a distinct language only in 1925.
Afrikaans is written with the Latin alphabet and includes three dialects: the Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela
BayanTech understands the history and cultural nuances of Afrikaans and expertly provides accurate and clear Afrikaans translations.
With an office located in the land where Afrikaans evolved, South Africa, we cater for all Afrikaans dialects relying on in-house, in-country native speakers who pass through our rigorous selection phases. We utilize all the major translation tools and meticulously apply stringent quality assurance procedures. All our linguists are certified and subject-matter experts, guaranteeing uncompromised accuracy.
A long list of reputable clients rely on BayanTech’s Afrikaans translations in expanding their market to millions of Afrikaans speakers in the emerging, dynamic market of South Africa, as well as Namibia and other Afrikaans-speaking countries.
BayanTech is eager to help you decode the Afrikaans language and take your product/service across its cultural and linguistic borders.