Veritas is a multi-award winning provider of high quality Afrikaans translation and interpreting services, carried out by professional Afrikaans translators and interpreters.
Our fully qualified and registered Afrikaans speaking linguists work in a range of sectors; from technical to business and public sector to multimedia, Veritas’ Afrikaans translation and interpreting services cover numerous spheres.
Sourcing an Afrikaans translation
Finding the perfect company to handle your Afrikaans translation and provide you with a superb quality finished product can be tricky. There are many translation companies out there offering Afrikaans translation services, so make sure that you take the time to find one that you know offer expert linguists to ensure you get the very best service possible.
At Veritas, we believe that trust is vital in the industry, both between us as an agency and our Afrikaans translators, as well as between ourselves and our customers. We know that trust is a major reason why existing customers keep on coming back to us and our services.
Veritas only work with native Afrikaans translators, who translate purely into their mother tongue. They specialise in specific fields so that we can handpick an Afrikaans translator based on their skills and industry knowledge, assigning them to projects that match their individual expertise.
Location South Africa, Namibia
Language family West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family
Related languages Dutch, German, English
Number of global speakers Estimates of up to 23 million worldwide
Afrikaans translation – our guarantees
- We will match any equivalent, like-for-like Afrikaans translation quote
- We only use professional Afrikaans translators with at least five years’ experience
- Our Afrikaans translators only translate into their native language, and live in South Africa or Namibia
- Our Afrikaans translation services are quick, efficient and reliable
Afrikaans translation – a language overview
Afrikaans is an official language of South Africa, where it is spoken natively. It is also spoken in neighbouring Namibia, where it is officially recognised as a minority language. There are also numbers of Afrikaans speakers in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Originating from 17th century Dutch, when settlers embarked upon South Africa and began to develop the language independently, Afrikaans understandably most closely resembles its fellow West Germanic language of the Netherlands.
An estimated 90-95% of the Afrikaans vocabulary is said to be made up of originally Dutch words, although there are also borrowings from the Bantu and Khoisian languages, as well as Malay and Portuguese. There are many parallels between Afrikaans and Dutch, certainly in terms of orthography – with both languages sharing 26 letters.