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Language Translation Canada

LingoStar Language Services Canada | USA provides translation services for French, Spanish, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, English and almost 100 other languages. We offer English to Arabic translation, English to French Canadian editing and typesetting, Spanish website localization, certified and notarized English translations, Cantonese interpretation, Traditional Chinese website translation and English to Chinese document translations.

Our professional native translators and interpreters working in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and the USA are meticulously selected to meet the requirements of your specific business needs.

If you are looking for professional translation services for your company or personal documents don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

Afrikaans Translation Canada

Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia by about 10 million people as a first or second language.

Several million speakers understand the language on a basic level. This unique language originated from Dutch settlers. It is influenced by Dutch, French, Malay and German, but since South Africa was invaded by England, it is mostly influenced by English. There are three main dialects in Afrikaans: Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Albanian Translation Vancouver

The Albanian language belongs to the Indo-European family but has its own characteristics, similar to Greek or Armenian, meaning it does not have any direct similarities with other languages in the same family.

There are two dialects in Albania called Gheg and Tosk. A large river called the Shkumbin River flows through the center of the country and divides the two dialects. Albanian is spoken by 7 million people mainly in the Republic of Kosovo, and also in parts of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece and Italy.

Albanian borrows some words from Greek and many words from Latin. It was also influenced by Slavic and Germanic tribes.

Amharic Translation Toronto

Amharic is a Semitic language and the national language of Ethiopia. There are around 25 million speakers in many countries, particularly in Eritrea, Canada, USA and Sweden. In addition, 7-15 million people speak Amharic as a second language. This makes it the second most spoken Semitic language.

Amharic is gendered as are many other languages, but the difference is that male and female nouns and pronouns can also be used to express certain emotions. For example, female pronouns can be used to represent things that are little, cute or delicate or to show sympathy for people.

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world.  As a result, the Amharic language has a long and rich history.

Arabic Translation Ottawa

English Arabic Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Arabic and Arabic to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Arabic translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Arabic document translation, English to Arabic website localization and Arabic interpreting services. Additionally we offer Arabic editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Arabic typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Arabic voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Arabic translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Arabic services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Arabic translators know about the cultural background of the Arabic language and can localize websites or documents for different Arabic speaking countries, e.g. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Arabic speakers in the United Arab Emirates, etc. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Arabic translators. Our Arabic translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Arabic translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Arabic certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Arabic certified document translations.

As Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and the fifth most spoken language in the world you should definitely consider English to Arabic and Arabic to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Arabic website will help you to reach your target Arabic speaking audience and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Arabic or Arabic to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About Arabic Language

Arabic is spoken by more than 280 million people in the Middle East and North Africa and is the official language of 26 states.

This Central Semitic language has one of the most extensive archives that belong to any human language group.

There are 12 major dialect groups and two main writing systems of Arabic which are Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.
Classical Arabic has a more archaic style and vocabulary. Modern Standard Arabic is used extensively and understood by all Arabic speakers. It is the language that is used formally, in publications and in TV shows, lectures and so on.

The text is written and read from right to left.

Armenian Translation Montreal

Armenian is the official language of the Republic of Armenia and is spoken by approximately 7 million people.

Its origin is Indo-European and it does not belong to any other language family. Its dialects are Western, which is originally associated with the Ottoman Empire, and Eastern which is originally associated with the Russian Empire.

One interesting fact is that three quarters of the total population of Armenia live in other countries such as Russia, US, Turkey and more. Those who live in foreign countries speak at least three languages. This is why Armenians are known to be multilingual.

Assamese Translation Canada

Assamese is used mainly in the state of Assam in North-East India and spoken by 13 million people. In the state of Assam, Hindi, Bengali, and Nepal languages are widely spoken as well.

Assamese is closely related to Bengali, and a version of the Bengali alphabet is used in written Assamese. Interestingly, there are only two characters that are different between the two written forms.

Azerbaijani Translation Vancouver

Azerbaijani is the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is spoken by 30 million people in the world, although the population of Azerbaijan is only 9 million.

The Arabic alphabet was introduced to Azerbaijan in the 7th century and used until the 1920s. In 1929, the Latin alphabet was introduced in Northern Azerbaijan in an attempt to avoid the influence of Islam. Then the Cyrillic alphabet was adopted in 1939. In 1991 they switched back to the Latin alphabet once again, but a slightly different version from the one used in 1929. These switches obviously caused considerable confusion!

To this day, the Latin alphabet is used in Azerbaijan.

Baluchi Translation Toronto

Baluchi is a North-Western Iranian language spoken by about 7 million people. Most Baluchi speakers live in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan and it is also known as Balochi, Baloci or Baluci.

Originally, the Latin alphabet was used but after Pakistan acquired independence in 1947, Perso-Arabic script was adopted for the written form. In general, the language was identified as a dialect of Persian before the post-colonial period. At the time, it was just an oral language and there was no traditional writing system.

There are two major dialects: Sulaymani (Eastern) and Makrani (Western). The Makrani dialect is most widely used.

Belarusian Translation Ottawa

Belarusian is an Eastern Slavonic language spoken by about 7.5 million speakers in Belarus. It is closely related to Russian and Ukrainian.

Russian became the official language of Belarus in 1995 by referendum so most Belarusians are bilingual in Belarusian and Russian.  Due to the complicated history of Belarus (invasions by others), its spelling system is structured by Polish, Russian and other languages based on the Latin alphabet.

As a result, in the 19th century, it became a combination spelling system and took many years for people to agree on a standard. Nevertheless, there are only two major dialects in the Belarusian language, North-Eastern and South-Western.

Bengali Translation Montreal

Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh with 230 million speakers, which is high on the list of the most spoken languages in the world, and the second most in India.

There are six spoken dialects. After claiming independence from Britain, Bengali became the Eastern Bengali of Pakistan. However, Eastern and Western Pakistan had different official languages and this triggered the independence of Bengali from Pakistan in 1971. This historical affair is well known as the Bengali Language Movement and it is celebrated by a memorial day in Bengali called International Mother Language Day.

Bosnian Translation Canada

Bosnian is spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina by 3 million people.

It developed from the South Slavic language family. In fact, it is considered a Shavian dialect. However, Bosnian was introduced as the sole official language of Bosnia in the early 1900s. The Latin alphabet is used in the modern Bosnian language today.

Bulgarian Translation Vancouver
Bulgarian is a Southern Slavic language with about 12 million speakers mainly in Bulgaria.

In 2007 it was added as a European Union language. Bulgarian was the first Slavic language to be written in history. The modern Bulgarian language developed from the 16th to 19th centuries. It led the Bulgarian people to make demands for language education as well.

Modern Bulgarian borrows many Turkish words and is influenced by Romanian, Albanian, Russian and others. One interesting example of body language in Bulgaria is that shaking the head back and forth means ‘Yes’ and nodding the head up and down means ‘No’.

Burmese Translation Toronto

The official language of Burma is called “Myanmar language” or Burmese. It is spoken by 32 million people and an additional 10 million people also speak Burmese as a second language in neighbouring countries.

The standard dialect of Burmese is influenced by Yangon, which is a former capital of Burma. A southern Indian alphabet called Mon became the basis of the unique Burmese alphabet. The second language in Burma is English: it is taught from kindergarten on and most academia and media is in English.

One interesting fact about Myanmar culture is that they have no family name and the initial of their name is decided by the day of birth (Monday –Sunday). It also changes depending on age and social standing throughout their lives.

Cambodian Translation Ottawa

The Cambodian language is officially called “Khmer” and is spoken by the Khmer people as the official language of Cambodia. It is the second most widely spoken Austro-Asiatic language.

This original Hindi language has roots deep in many languages such as Khmer, Thai, Laotian, and Burmese. Khmer speakers number 12 million in Cambodia and about 21 million in the world.

Khmer has its own alphabet and differs from neighbouring languages.  It has 33 consonants and 23 vowels, however, there are many more consonants and vowels not included in the standard alphabet.

Cantonese Chinese Translation Montreal

English Traditional Chinese Translation Service

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation from English to Traditional Chinese and Traditional Chinese to English and interpreting from English to Cantonese and Mandarin. Thanks to a well established network of top Traditional Chinese translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Traditional Chinese document translation, English to Traditional Chinese website localization and Cantonese and Mandarin interpreting services. Additionally we offer Traditional Chinese editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Chinese typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Traditional Chinese translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Chinese services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Chinese translators know about the cultural background of the Traditional Chinese language and can localize websites or documents for different Chinese Cantonese and mandarin Chinese speaking countries, e.g. Singapore, Taiwan, China and Chinese speakers in Indonesia, etc. We are able to work in many Chinese regional varieties and dialects. One of the most commonly requested languages for translation is Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese for Taiwan and Hong Kong which is essentially written out as Traditional Chinese. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Chinese translators. Our Traditional Chinese translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Traditional Chinese translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Traditional Chinese certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and any other Traditional Chinese certified document translations.

As Chinese is the most spoken language in the world you should definitely consider English to Traditional Chinese and Traditional Chinese to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Chinese website will help you to reach your target Chinese speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Traditional Chinese or Traditional Chinese to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

About Traditional Chinese

Cantonese is spoken by at least 71 million people, mainly in Southern China, and is the official language in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. It is usually written with Traditional Chinese characters.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Chinese language is the oldest existing language in the world. It contains several language groups and Cantonese is the third most spoken group.

Compared to Mandarin, Cantonese has more ancient words. However, it is influenced by many languages, including English. Some interesting examples of influenced words are: 肥佬 fei-lou – FAIL, 巴士 ba-si – BUS.

 

Simplified and Traditional Chinese Characters:

In the 1950’s, Mainland China decided to reform the Chinese writing system and it is still developing today. Many Chinese characters were altered by reducing the number of strokes and simplifying the shapes of Traditional Chinese characters.

Traditional Chinese is still used in the Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong and Macau, while simplified Chinese is now commonly used in Mainland China and Singapore.

Read our Expert Articles on Simplified and Traditional Chinese and Translations English Chinese

Catalan Translation Canada

A Romance language, Catalan is spoken by about 12 million people. The biggest autonomous nation of Europe, Catalonia (Spain) uses Catalan language as its official language. It is also spoken as a co-official language in the Spanish communities of Balearic and Valencia.

There are two major dialects in Catalonia: Eastern Catalan and Western Catalan

Catalan developed from Latin on the North and South side of the eastern Pyrenees, and shares roots with other languages in the North of Italy, South of France and Spain. It’s linguistic domain is a culturally rich and active area.

Catalan is a really active language: the editors per speaker ratio inside the Catalan linguistic domain is one of the highest in the world, and the first level Internet domain “.cat” for web sites in Catalan was the first one created for a linguistic community, due to popular request and having into account the high level of activity of Catalan on the Net.

Chinese Translation Vancouver

 

English Simplified Chinese Translation Service

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation from English to Simplified Chinese and Chinese to English and interpreting from English to Mandarin. Thanks to a well established network of top Simplified Chinese translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Simplified Chinese document translation, English to Simplified Chinese website localization and Cantonese and Mandarin interpreting services. Additionally we offer Simplified Chinese editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Chinese typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Mandarin voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Simplified Chinese translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Chinese services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Chinese translators know about the cultural background of the Simplified Chinese language and can localize websites or documents for different Chinese speaking countries, e.g. China, Taiwan, and Chinese speakers in the USA, etc. We are able to work in many Chinese regional varieties and dialects. The most commonly requested dialect for translation is Mandarin for mainland China which is essentially written out as Simplified Chinese in English to Mandarin translations. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Mandarin Chinese | Simplified Chinese translators. Our Simplified Chinese translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Simplified Chinese | Mandarin translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment…… • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Simplified Chinese certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Simplified Chinese certified document translations.

As Chinese is the most spoken language in the world you should definitely consider English to Simplified Chinese and Simplified Chinese to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Chinese website will help you to reach your target Chinese speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Simplified Chinese or Simplified Chinese to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About Chinese Language

Mandarin, the dominant language in China, belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family and refers to standard Chinese which is often called simply “Chinese”. It is spoken in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. It is also widely used in many Chinese communities around the world.

Mandarin Chinese dictionaries record approximately 100,000 Chinese characters, making Mandarin one of the richest languages in characters. It is the oldest writing system in the world and the language with the most native speakers than any other language. There are more than 850 million native Mandarin speakers and 200 million speak it as a second language. With 1 billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.

Many say that Chinese will soon be required to communicate in the business world, as China is becoming more globally significant and powerful, especially in the economic field.

Croatian Translation Toronto

 

An Eastern European language, Croatian is spoken by 5.5 million people. It is the official language of the Republic of Croatia and, along with Bosnian and Serbian, one of three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It used to be defined as a Serbian language but after Croatia gained independence from Austria-Hungary in October 1918 and declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, the two languages and cultures claimed their distinction. Another distinction between Croatian and Serbian is the written form. The Latin alphabet is used in Croatian, whereas the Cyrillic alphabet is used in Serbian.

There are three dialects: Shtokavian, Chakavian and Kaikavian. Shtokavian is the literary and standard language in Croatia.

Czech Translation Ottawa

One of the official languages of the European Union since 2004, Czech is spoken by about 12 million people in the Czech Republic.

It can be categorized into four dialects which correspond to different geographical areas within the country. One of the four areas is Bohemia where “Common Czech” is the most widely spoken. Czech Republic used to be Czechoslovakia until 1992 when it split into the separate countries of Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The Czech and Slovak languages still share many similarities, and the modern forms have only slight differences in pronunciation and sentence structure. The Czech language is considered to be one of the most difficult to learn in the world.

Danish Translation Montreal
Denmark, which is one of the oldest countries in the world, was voted the happiest country on earth for the second time in 2010.

The Danish language is one of the official languages of the European Union since 1973 and the official language of Denmark with 6 million speakers. It is also spoken in many other neighbouring countries.

Its major dialects are Eastern Danish, Island Danish, and Jutlandish.  Danish was heavily influenced by German, French and English words. The bridge between Copenhagen and Sweden was completed in 2000, so Swedish might be influenced by Danish in the near future, and vice versa.

Dari Translation Canada
Dari is one of the two official languages in Afghanistan spoken by about 5.5 million people. It is an Iranian language belonging to the Indo-European language family.

In Afghanistan, there are many ethnic groups with their own language. However, about a half of the population speaks Persian and the other half speaks Dari as their official language. Most of the Dari vocabulary is the same as Persian but the difference between them is that Persian has more French borrowed words and Dari has more English.The spoken difference is primarily found in pronunciation.

Due to its historical background, modern Dari has developed with a number of Arabic and Persian loanwords. Dari is spoken in Northern, Central and Eastern Afghanistan. The Central dialect is the standard dialect of Dari.

Dutch Translation Vancouver

English Dutch Translation Service

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Dutch and Dutch to English. We offer Dutch document translation, English to Dutch website localization and Dutch interpreting services. Thanks to a well established network of top Dutch translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. Additionally we offer Dutch editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Dutch typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Dutch voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Dutch translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Dutch services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Dutch translators know about the cultural background of the Dutch language and can localize websites or documents for different Dutch speaking countries, e.g. the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Dutch speakers in Indonesia, etc. We are able to work in both varieties – Dutch for the Netherlands and Flemish for Belgium. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Dutch translators. Our Dutch translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Dutch translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Dutch certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Dutch certified document translations.

As Dutch is one of the official languages of the European Union, you should definitely consider English to Dutch and Dutch to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Dutch website will help you to reach your target Dutch speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Dutch or Dutch to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About Dutch Language

Dutch is spoken mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium with 23 million native speakers and more than 5 million non-native speakers. It became a European Union language in 1985.

Dutch developed from a dialect of Low German and its vocabulary has contributed many words to the English language. Therefore Dutch is said to be somewhere between English and German.

There are many different dialects spoken in the Netherlands. Around the year 1600, the Holland dialect was used to write the Dutch language bible. This became the basis of the existing Dutch language. Today, Dutch language students can be found in over 200 Universities in 35 countries.

English Translation Toronto

Often Used Language Pairs for Translation with English

Arabic     Italian Mandarin
Dutch     Japanese (Simplified Chinese)
Farsi (Persian)     Korean Cantonese
French     Portuguese (Traditional Chinese)
German     Punjabi Spanish
Indonesian (Malay)     Russian Tagalog (Filipino)

About English Language

Part of the Germanic language family, English has 400 million native speakers and over 200 million non-native speakers in the world. Up to an estimated 1.8 billion people speak it worldwide. It is considered to be a lingua franca of the world. Also, it is one of the European Union languages since 1973 and the official language in more than 50 countries.

Four phases may be distinguished in the development of the English language: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English, which has been in use from 1600 to the present day. One of the main reasons for its widespread growth is due to the prowess of the British Empire, which ruled many countries all over the world for centuries.

 

American English

American English or U.S. English is a set of dialects of the English language used in the United States. American English differs from British, Australian or Canadian, but most of the time the differences between them are in terms of pronunciation of certain words, some spelling and vocabulary, and slang terms and idioms.

American English has been a topic of considerable interest for at least 100 years, and has led to the creation of a Dictionary of American Regional English. There are many dialects in the north, south, east and west areas of the U.S., and well-known differences in accents from Boston, New York, L.A. to the South.

 

British English

British English or UK English is the language used in the United Kingdom. However, there are many dialects and accents depending on the region within Great Britain, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 

American English is commonly considered the new English; however, British English is often influenced by new words or phrases coming from new generations and cultures from neighbouring countries, as well as immigrants, which does not happen as much in the U.S. For this reason it is thought that British English is actually developing faster than American.

 

Canadian English

English used in Canada is called Canadian English and was first recognized as an individual language in 1957.  It combines both American and British English.

Canadian English has more common pronunciation with American and more common vocabulary and spelling with British English. The originality of the language is the influence of Quebec French. Over the past 200 years, Canadian English has developed rapidly with its historical background of settlement and immigration.

 

Australian English

Australian English is the name given to the group of dialects spoken in Australia to distinguish it from all the varieties of the English language. It has basically the same grammatical rules as British, however it is different in slang and pronunciation.

Australian English rules are governed by the rules of either American English or British English. After all, Australia has much stronger cultural ties to Great Britain.

In the early 20th century, Australian English was recognized as an individual language and later celebrated with such works as the Australian National Dictionary of 1988.

Estonian Translation Ottawa
One of the official languages of the European Union since 1973, Estonian is spoken in Estonia by 1.1 million people.

It is different from most spoken languages in Europe as it does not belong to the Indo-European group; it belongs to Uralic language family. It has been influenced by many languages such as German, Russian, Swedish and Latvian. Because of Estonia’s close proximity to Russia, Estonian people often speak Russian.

According to census figures for 2000, there are 109 languages spoken in Estonia as mother tongues. The Estonian language has long been researched because the language has remarkable structure. There are two major dialect groups in Estonia: Northern and Southern.

Farsi Translation Montreal

English Farsi (Persian) Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Farsi and Farsi to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Farsi translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Farsi document translation, English to Farsi website translation and Farsi interpreting services. Additionally we offer Farsi editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Persian typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Persian voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Farsi translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Farsi services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Persian translators know about the cultural background of the Persian language and can localize websites or documents for different Farsi speaking countries, e.g. Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Persian speakers in India, Canada and the USA. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Persian translators. Our Persian translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Persian translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Farsi certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Farsi certified document translations.

As Farsi is a frequently spoken language in the Middle East and there are numerous Farsi communities in Canada and the USA, you should definitely consider English to Farsi and Farsi to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Farsi website will help you to reach your target Farsi speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Farsi or Farsi to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About Farsi (Persian) Language

Farsi, also known as Persian, is the most widely spoken language in Iran. It is spoken by a total of 134 million people which includes 72 million native and 62 million second language speakers in Iran (formally Persia), Afghanistan and Tajikistan and the Middle-East.

The name of the country changed from Persia to Iran in 1934. It is said that the Farsi language is very melodic and beautiful and when people hear it for the first time, they often tend to compare it to French. There are three main dialects of Persian: Farsi, Dari and Tajik. Farsi is considered the most modern dialect.

Finnish Translation Canada

Finnish belongs to the Uralian language family which is different from most of the other western European languages. Its speakers number about 6 million.

Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809, which is why it is officially bilingual in Finnish and Swedish. However, only 5% of the population speak Swedish as their first language and it is mostly spoken on the western and southern coasts. After 1863, Finnish became the official language and it gradually became more predominant in government and education. It is also one of official languages of the European Union since 1995.

Finnish has 29 characters, A to Z and also Å、 Ä、and Ö; however B・C・F・Q・W・X and Z are hardly used.

Flemish Translation Vancouver
Flemish is a dialect of Dutch only spoken in Flanders (Belgium). In Flanders, Flemish is the predominant language and Flemish speakers number 59% of the Belgian population.

The language name “Flemish” is only used to distinguish between Dutch in Flanders and Dutch in the Netherlands. Therefore, Flemish is not an independent language. There are four principal Flemish dialects in Flanders: Brabantian, Limburgish, East Flemish, and West Flemish

French Translation Toronto

English French Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to French and French to English. Thanks to a well established network of top French translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer French document translation, English to French website localization and French simultaneous interpreting services. Additionally we offer French editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced French typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized French voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to French translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to French services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native French translators know about the cultural background of the French language and can localize websites or documents for different French speaking countries, e.g. France, Haiti, Switzerland, French speakers in Canada, etc. We are able to work in many French regional varieties and dialects, e.g. Canadian French and European French. Being a Canadian company, we have established an experienced translation team of Canadian French medical, technical and legal French translators. At the same time, we also work with European French translators that will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous French translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment …….
• Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer French certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other French certified document translations.

As French is one of the most spoken languages in the world you should definitely consider English to French and French to English document and website translation and software localization. Your French website will help you to reach your target French speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to French or French to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About French Language

Read More about European French and Canadian French Language & Culture below:

European French

French is estimated as having 110 million native speakers and 190 million second language speakers in the world. Additionally, French is taught as a second language to some 200 million people, making it the second-most studied foreign language in the world, after English.

French is the fourth most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union and it is used as the official language of 30 countries and the co-official language of several others. French is also widely spoken in some parts of Africa that used to be a part of the French colonial empire. The standard French is based on Parisian French and it is used in the formal registers of Metropolitan France.

 

Canadian French

Nearly 7 million Canadians speak French as a mother tongue, roughly 22% of the national population. The French-speaking population is concentrated mainly in the province of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. French was added as a national language of Canada in 1982.

The vocabulary and syntax has strongly been influenced by English. However, since the 1960s, great efforts have been made to bring back the authentic character of the language. The main French dialects in Canada are Quebec French, Acadian French, Newfoundland French and Métis French.

Georgian Translation Ottawa
Georgian is the primary language spoken by about 4 million people in the Republic of Georgia and a total of 7 million in the world. The language first became an official language in 1918 when Georgia gained independence from Russia, though it came under Soviet rule shortly after.

Although it has borrowed many words from Arabic, Persian and especially Turkish, it stands out as the only language in the Kartvelian language family with an ancient literary tradition.

The unique modern Georgian alphabet is called “Mkhedruli”. There are 18 dialects that exist within the Georgian language that are generally grouped into two categories: East and West Georgian.

German Translation Montreal

English German Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to German and German to English. Thanks to a well established network of top German translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer German document translation, English to German website translation and localization and German interpreting services. Additionally we offer German editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced German typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized German voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to German translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to German services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native German translators know about the cultural background of the German language and can localize websites or documents for different German speaking countries, e.g. Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal German translators. Our German translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous German translations in these fields and more:

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About German Language

About 90 million people speak German as a native language and it is the most widely spoken language in the European Union. In addition, 80 million people speak it as a non-native language. It is the official language in Germany and 8 more countries.

German dialects can be devised into two principal groups: High German and Low German. One of the most striking differences between them is in the sound system, especially the consonants. It is said that Low German is an older version and High German is considered standard German.

Also, about 65% of the population of Switzerland speak Swiss German, which sounds quite different than ‘standard’ or High German because it has its own vocabulary and different pronunciation.

Lastly there is Austrian German, the national standard variety of the German language spoken in Austria as its official language. There is a distinct grammatical standard for Austrian German compared to the German spoken in Germany.

Greek Translation Canada

Greece, a small nation in south-eastern Europe, is one of the most historical countries in the world.  It has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years. Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is also recognized as the cradle of many things such as democracy, the Olympic Games, political science, Western literature, mathematical principles, and more.

Greek has been spoken for 3400 years, making it one of the oldest languages in Europe. Greek speakers number 13 million in the world.

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family and has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language. The Greek alphabet has been in continuous use for the past 3000 years. Ancient Greek was divided into 25 dialects.

Greek is one of the official EU languages, spoken by Greeks and Cypriots.

Gujarati Translation Vancouver

Gujarati (also known as Gojarati or Gujerati) is the official language of the State of Gujarat, India and one of the 22 official languages recognized by the Government of India with about 46 million speakers worldwide.

The roots of Gujarati can be found in the Indo-Aryan language family. It is well known as the first language of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the “Father of India”, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the “father of Pakistan” and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the “Iron Man of India”.

The history of Gujarati can be distinguished in 3 historical periods: the Old, Middle, and Modern. Regional dialects in India differ every 50 kilometres or so.

Haitian Creole Translation Toronto
Haitian Creole is a Creole language spoken mainly in Haiti with 8.5 million speakers and another 3.5 million speakers in a number of other countries.

Haitian Creole is based largely on French and is also influenced by various West African languages. Some speakers are bilingual in Haitian Creole and French.

Since Haiti claimed independence in 1804, French had been used as the official language in Haiti. However, Haitian Creole was accepted as the official language along with French in 1961.

Only a small minority of Haitians can speak French fluently. Haitian Creole has three main dialects: Northern, Center, and Southern.

Hebrew Translation Ottawa

A Semitic language, Hebrew is one of the oldest languages in the world. Hebrew is known as the language of the Bible.

It is spoken in Israel, where it is an official language along with Arabic with 9 million speakers and a further 8 million speak the language in other countries. It was the language of the early Jews, but it was replaced by Aramaic from 586 BC.

By 70 AD, Hebrew was extinct as a daily language, but it was continuingly used for literary and religious purposes and also used as a lingua franca by Jewish people in different countries. Hebrew has two dialects: the Jewish dialect and the Samaritan dialect.

Hindi Translation Montreal

The Hindi language, from the Indo-European family, is one of the oldest and most spoken languages in the world. About 550 million people speak Hindi in India and 16 other countries, and the total number of people who understand the language may be as high as 800 million.

On January 26, 1965, Hindi became the official language of India, although English and 21 other languages are recognized as official languages by the Constitution of India. Believe it or not, 11 more languages are spoken besides the 22 official languages and it is said that 2000 dialects have been identified in India.

One of the most important dialects is Khariboli, which is used by the government and taught in schools. This dialect is a variation of the Urdu/Hindi language. Nowadays, Hindi’s popularity has been helped by Bollywood, the Hindi film industry. These movies have an international appeal and have now broken into western markets as well.

Hmong Translation Canada
The word “Hmong” means “Free People” and the Hmong people are thought to have migrated from Siberia and Southeast Asia to other countries. Therefore this minority ethnic group can be found in several Asian and Western countries such as the United States, South-western China, Thailand, Laos and more.

Hmong is also the common name for a group of dialects of the Hmong-Mien/Miao-Yao language family. The total number of speakers worldwide has been estimated to be more than 4 million.

“Pahawh”, the unique alphabet of Hmong, was created using 81 symbols in 1959. Since the end of the 19th century, more than 20 Hmong writing systems have been created that are influenced by Chinese, Lao, Russian, Thai, and Vietnamese. 

Hungarian Translation Vancouver

Of the Uralic language family, Hungarian is also known as Magyar. Its grammar and vocabulary are completely different from other European languages. Hungarian is directly derived from the language that was spoken by the Huns. Finnish and Estonian are the only related languages to Hungarian.

Hungary’s old traditions and its unique language are still the same as in the past times, although the country is more than 1,000 years old and many things have changed in its long history. There are a total of 16 million speakers and one third live outside Hungary.

One distinctive writing form in Hungarian is that the family name is followed by the given name. It became an official European Union language in 2004.

Icelandic Translation Toronto
Iceland is an island country with a unique culture. Icelandic, a Germanic language that is the official language is spoken there by 0.3 million people. Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 Icelandic speakers can be found in Canada and the U.S. It is very similar to Old Norwegian which is a term used for the Old Norse language as spoken and written in Norway in the middle Ages.

Modern Icelandic has no distinct dialects within the language. Also, most Icelanders do not have a family name. Children have a given name and their family name is based on “father’s-name-son” or “father’s-name-daughter”. For example, Jon’s son would be named “Jonsson” and his daughter named “Jonsdottir”. If a family structure is father, mother, brother and daughter, each family member has a different family name. Therefore, the last name of a person is rarely used to identify a person.

Indonesian Translation Ottawa

English Indonesian (Malay) Translation Service

 

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Indonesian | Malay and Indonesian | Malay to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Indonesian | Malay translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Indonesian document translation, English to Malay website localization and Indonesian interpreting services. Additionally we offer Malay editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Indonesian typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Malay voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Indonesian | Malay translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Indonesian | Malay services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Indonesian translators know about the cultural background of the Indonesian language and can localize websites or documents for different Indonesian speaking countries, e.g. Indonesia, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, and Indonesian speakers in the USA, etc. Malay localizations for Malay speaking countries like Malaysia, Brunei and Myanmar are done by native Malay translators. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Indonesian | Malay translators. Our Indonesian | Malay translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Indonesian | Malay translations in these fields and more:

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About Indonesian (Malay)

Indonesian is a standardized form of Malay and is spoken throughout Indonesia by about 25 million people as their first language and a further 165 million as a second language. There are more than 500 languages and dialects spoken in Indonesia but as part of the independence movement, the Indonesian language was standardized and at the All Indonesian Congress in 1928, Bahasa Indonesian was embraced as the national language.

It is similar to Malay however the difference is that Bahasa Indonesia is influenced by Dutch, Arabic, Portuguese and Chinese. When Indonesia was a Dutch colony, the Latin alphabet was introduced, and so Dutch spellings and the Latin alphabet were used to develop the writing system.

Inuktitut Translation Montreal
Inuktitut is spoken in Northern parts of Canada including Nunavut and parts of Quebec, Manitoba and Labrador. It is identified as an official language in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. It is estimated that there are about 35,000 Inuktitut speakers.

A Latin alphabet writing system was brought to Inuit people by missionaries to introduce Christianity and the Bible. Before that, Inuktitut had been passed on orally in stories, legends and songs. Although there are regional differences in dialects and writing systems, all Inuit languages share roots that can be traced back thousands of years.

Italian Translation Canada

English Italian Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Italian and Italian to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Italian translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Italian document translation, English to Italian website translation and localization and Italian interpreting services. Additionally we offer Italian editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Italian typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Italian voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Italian translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Italian services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Italian translators know about the cultural background of the Italian language and can localize websites or documents for different Italian speaking countries, e.g. Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italian speakers in the USA, etc. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Italian translators. Our Italian translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Italian translations in these fields and more:

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About Italian Language

Italian is widely considered as one of the most beautiful spoken languages in the world. It is also it is one of the oldest official languages of the European Union. Approximately 60 million people speak Italian as a first language and another 10 million speak it as a second language in the world.

It is the official language of Italy, Switzerland and San Marino. As they have same language roots, Italian, Spanish and French share about 85% similarity. However, Italian has more Latin words than any other Romance language, and its grammatical system remains similar to Latin.

Latin is still the official language of the Vatican City in Rome. As it has a long language history, there are many dialects of the Italian language spoken throughout Italy. The official Italian language spoken today originates from the Tuscan dialect.

One unique fact is that in northern Italy, last names tend to end in “i”, while those from the south often end in “o.”

Japanese Translation Vancouver

 

English Japanese Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Japanese and Japanese to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Japanese translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Japanese document translation, English to Japanese website localization and Japanese interpreting services. Additionally we offer translation of business cards and emails into and from Japanese, editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Japanese typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Japanese voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Japanese translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Japanese services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Japanese translators know about the cultural background of the Japanese language and can localize websites or documents for different Japanese speaking countries, e.g. Japan, Hawaii, Brazil, and Japanese speakers in Canada and the USA. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Japanese translators. Our Japanese translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Japanese translations in these fields and more:

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About Japanese Language

Japanese is spoken by 130 million people in Japan. It is from the Japonic language family and not directly related to any other language.

Modern Japanese is written with a combination of four alphabets which are Hiragana(ひらがな), Katakana(カタカナ) and Kanji(漢字), and the Latin alphabet (Romaji). Every word has to use the correct alphabet therefore it is very difficult to write or read Japanese.

The traditional writing style is vertical, with the lines starting from the right side of the page, however since World War II; a more modern, horizontal style has been adopted.

Also, the Japanese language includes various levels of respectful, humble, and polite speech. Each level of speech is different in its vocabulary and verb endings. For example, there are more than five different words for “I”, depending on the context, people, situation and more.

There are a large number of dialects but most people understand the standard dialect which is spoken in Tokyo, the Capital of Japan.

 

Kannada Translation Toronto
Kannada, a member of the Dravidian language family, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is the official language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is spoken by about 50 million people.

Interestingly, the Kannada language has been spoken for about 2500 years, with the Kannada writing system being in use for the last 1900 years. It is the third oldest language of India and received Classical Language status on November 1, 2008. This historical language has about 20 dialects.

Kazakh Translation Ottawa
Kazakh is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China by about 8 million people. The word “Kazakh” means “a free and independent nomad” in ancient Turkish.

Many languages are spoken in Kazakhstan. In fact, 11 languages are used in newspapers, TV/Radio programs, and academics. Kazakh, spoken by over 60% of the population, is the state language, with Russian also spoken by many.

Kazakh was first written with the Arabic alphabet during the 19th century. The Cyrillic alphabet was introduced but was not widely accepted at the time so the Arabic alphabet was reintroduced. After that, the Latin alphabet was introduced but in 1940, it was replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet.

Korean Translation Montreal

English Korean Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Korean and Korean to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Korean translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Korean document translation, English to Korean website translation and localization and Korean interpreting services. Additionally we offer Korean editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Korean typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Korean voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Korean translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Korean services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Korean translators know about the cultural background of the Korean language and can localize websites or documents for different Korean speaking countries, e.g. South Korea, China, and Korean speakers in Canada and the USA, etc. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Korean translators. Our Korean translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Korean translations in these fields and more:

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About Korean Language

Korean is the official language of South and North Korea and is spoken by more than 78 million people. It is not clear which language family Korean belongs to. It is similar to Japanese but distinct from Chinese.

Korean is now mainly spelled in “Hangul” Korean alphabet and occassionally uses Hanja (Chinese characters) to differentiate words of Chinese origin.

The language has various systems of polite speech and expressions of honour that need proper vocabulary and verb endings. Modern Korean has several different dialects including the standard one (Pyojuneo or Pyojunmal) used in Seoul and central areas, but they are similar enough that speakers/listeners do not have trouble understanding each other.

Laotian Translation Canada
Laotian belongs to the Tai-Kadai language family and is spoken by approximately 15 million people in Laos and the northeast of Thailand. Laotian speakers have no difficulties understanding spoken Thai because Laotian is closely related to Thai. However, Thai speakers have difficulties understanding Laotian due to a lack of exposure to the language.

Although there are many ethnic groups in Laos and each group has their own language, they usually speak Laotian as well. The Laotian alphabet was modified many times in last 50 years, including a reduction of consonants. This change made the language easier to use for non-native Laotian speakers.

Latin Translation Vancouver
Latin, one of two branches of the Italic language family, is an ancient language that is officially used only in the Vatican State in Italy. It has no native speakers. However, most western languages have some influence of Latin.

It was the native language of the Romans, who spread it throughout their empire. After the collapse of Rome, it evolved into Italian, French, Spanish, and several other languages.

Latin is often considered a dead language but many scholars and missionaries speak it fluently and it is still taught in many schools and universities. It is said that 80% of English words are derived from Latin through French.

Latvian Translation Toronto
Latvian is the official language of Latvia and spoken by 1.5 million people. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union since 2004.

Most Latvian people also speak Russian therefore they are considered similar however Latvian is not related to Russian. The only language similar to Latvian is Lithuanian. It is one of two Baltic languages, a group of its own within the family of Indo-European languages.

There are three dialects used in Latvia which are Livonian, Latgalian, and standard Latvian.

Lithuanian Translation Ottawa
Lithuanian is spoken primarily in the Republic of Lithuania, where it is the official language. It has been designated as one of the official languages of the European Union. It is a Baltic language related to Latvian and Old Prussian with about 3.5 million speakers.

It is considered the oldest surviving Indo-European language. Some words in Lithuanian are very similar to Sanskrit and Latin. It developed from Latin and is also influenced by many languages such as Polish, German, and Czech in writing style.

There are two dialects, Aukštaitian (Highland Lithuanian), considered the standard dialect, and Samogitian (Lowland Lithuanian).

Macedonian Translation Montreal

A South Slavic language, Macedonian is spoken as a first language by about 2–3 million people chiefly in Macedonia. It has a large number of borrowings from the Turkish language and a significant number from the Greek language. It is closely related to and shares a high degree of mutual intelligibility with the Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian languages.

The standard writing style appeared in 1945. Literary Macedonian is considered a derived dialect from the West Central region. The Cyrillic alphabet is commonly used in Macedonia but the Roman alphabet was also incorporated with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Malay Translation Canada

Malay is derived from Austronesian, which is one of the world’s largest language families, and spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. Standard Malay speakers number about 18 million but there are a further 170 million people who speak Indonesian, which is a form of Malay.

Malay became the official language of Malaysia in 1968. It developed from a dialect which was used in the southern Malay Peninsula. Modern Indonesian, a standardized form of Malay, and Malay Language share about 80% of the same vocabulary. Indonesian and Malaysian speakers can usually communicate quite easily. Malay has been widely influenced and borrowed words from many languages such as Arabic, Sanskrit, Portuguese, Dutch, certain Chinese dialects and more recently, English.

Malayalam Translation Vancouver
Malayalam is the principal language spoken in state of Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands in India. It is a Dravidian language with about 36 million speakers.

Malayalam can be divided into three regional dialects. As with many Indian languages or dialects, differences between each dialect in Malayalam are related to the caste system and social structures. Its unique alphabet has changed many times. The most recent change was during the 1970’s and 1980’s, when it was simplified to ease printing and typesetting. But this change was not applied consistently; therefore modern writing is often a combination of both traditional and simplified Malayalam characters.

Marathi Translation Toronto
Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the Indian state of Maharashtra and neighbouring states. It is the official language of the state of Maharashtra as well as in the neighbouring state of Goa. An estimated 70 million native Marathi speakers can be found in the world today, with approximately 20 million additional second-language Marathi speakers, bringing the total number to about 90 million.

It is believed to be 1300 years old and evolved from Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha. Like many Indian languages, Marathi has many dialects. The standard Marathi is based on the Pune region dialect which is used in academia and print media. This standardized dialect is also considered a posh language in the region.

Moldavian Translation Ottawa
The official language of Moldova is Moldavian, spoken by about 2.6 million people. However, Ukrainian, Russian and Gagauz are also widely spoken there. It is closely related to Romanian but on the other hand, it is said that Moldavian is a dialect of Romanian because the spoken language is closer to the dialects of Romanian spoken in north-eastern Romania.

Therefore there is much debate about whether Moldavian is a dialect of Romanian, or a separate language. According to linguistic studies, it is considered the same language as Romanian. However, the constitution of Moldova has indentified Moldavian as the official language of the country rather than Romanian. Also, Moldovan people have long alleged their linguistic identity from Romania. Many scholars have been researching this interesting language history.

Mongolian Translation Montreal
Mongolian is spoken mainly in Mongolia. It belongs to the Altaic language family and is most closely related to Turkish. In fact, many people in the western part of Mongolia speak a dialect of Turkish. The total number of speakers in the world is estimated at 5 million.

The most recognised dialect is Khalkha, which is spoken in the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar and other parts of Mongolia. There are estimated to be over 2 million words in Mongolian, and eight different writing systems have been used throughout its history.

In the early 20th century, both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets were adopted. The classic writing style which is written vertically was used until the Mongolian government decided to abolish it in 1940. However, since 1994 efforts have been made to bring it back. In fact, it is taught in some schools and used for decorative purposes by artists and designers.

Nepali Translation Canada
Nepali is a language in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the official language not only of the country of Nepal, but is also one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also widely spoken in Bhutan and Burma. There are around 15 million native Nepali speakers but also as many as 126 listed languages /dialects spoken in Nepal.

Nepali is categorized into three main dialects: Eastern, Central, and Western. However, differences are relatively unclear because there is little historical separation or development as in other languages.

Norwegian Translation Vancouver
A North Germanic language, Norwegian derived from the Indo-European language family. Swedish and Danish have similar historical background with Norwegian as Danish was the official language of Norway from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There are about 5 million Norwegian speakers in the world.

Norwegian can be categorized into 5 main dialects which are quite different from each other, especially in the two official writing forms regulated by the Norwegian Language Council. Even some native speakers sometimes find it difficult to read Nynorsk “new Norwegian” and Bokmal “book language”.

Oriya Translation Toronto
Oriya is an Indian language mainly spoken in the Indian state of Orissa. It is one of the 22 languages officially recognized in India. In total, there are approximately 31 million Oriya speakers.

The dialects of Oriya can be divided into seven major groups. One of the dialects, Mughalbandi Oriya, is considered as proper or standard Oriya due to literary traditions.

Polish Translation Ottawa

Polish is the official language of Poland and is spoken by approximately 40 million people worldwide. It has been designated as one of official languages of the European Union since 2004. Polish is the second most spoken Slavic language, after Russian, and it is also one of the most difficult languages to learn due to very complicated grammar.

Standard Polish is spoken by all Polish speakers, though there are many dialects that are unique to the various regions of Poland. Native Polish speakers have no difficulties understanding all the variations because there are few differences from the standard Polish.

Read more interesting facts about Polish in our November 2008 Newsletter.

Portuguese Translation Montreal

English Portuguese Translation Service

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation from English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English and interpreting from English to Portuguese. Thanks to a well established network of top Portuguese translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Portuguese document translation, English to Portuguese website translation and Portuguese interpreting services. Additionally we offer Portuguese editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Portuguese typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Portuguese voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Portuguese translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Portuguese services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Portuguese translators know about the cultural background of the Portuguese language and can localize websites or documents for Brazil and Brazilian or Portugal, and European Portuguese speakers in the USA and Canada. We are able to work in two different Portuguese regional varieties – Brazilian and European Portuguese. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Portuguese translators. Our Portuguese translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Portuguese translations in these fields and more:

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• Business and Employment…… • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

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About Portuguese Language

Portuguese is a Romance language, with the Portuguese vocabulary having its roots in Latin. It is spoken worldwide by 250 million people mainly in Brazil, Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. It is the official language of nine countries and also an official language of the European Union since 1986.

Two main Portuguese language groups are commonly recognized, Brazilian and European Portuguese. These languages differ from each other in spelling, use of verb tenses and terminology. Brazilian and European Portuguese speakers tend to have difficulty understanding each other.

 

Brazilian Portuguese

The most important diverging point in the Brazilian Portuguese language was the contact with Brazilian Indians. Portuguese was brought to Brazil from Portugal in the 16th century.  At that time, the native language Tupian was spoken by the Brazilian Indians and became the lingua franca between the Indians and the Portuguese missionaries, settlers and so on. It was continually used in the Amazon and western Brazil until 19th century.

During that time, Tupian was strongly influenced by Portuguese and accepted a number of words and expressions. Since then, more languages were introduced to Brazilian Portuguese such as Italian, German, Japanese and South American Spanish. Although the origin of the language is Portugal, the largest number of Portuguese speakers in the world is in Brazil.

European Portuguese

As Brazilian Portuguese has borrowed many words from South American Spanish, European Portuguese has borrowed many words from other Romance languages, especially European Spanish. European Portuguese can be divided into two main groups: Madeira and the Azores, and mainland Portugal. The Lisbon dialect, which is spoken in the capital, the largest city in Portugal, is the national standard dialect of European Portuguese.

Punjabi Translation Canada

English Punjabi Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Punjabi and Punjabi to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Punjabi translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Punjabi document translation, English to Punjabi website localization and Punjabi interpreting services. Additionally we offer Punjabi editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Punjabi typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Punjabi voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Punjabi translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Punjabi services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Punjabi translators know about the cultural background of Punjabi and can localize websites or documents for different Punjabi speaking countries, e.g. Pakistan, India and speakers in the USA and Canada. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Punjabi translators. Our Russian translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Punjabi translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment……. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Punjabi certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Punjabi certified document translations.

As Punjabi is the 10th most spoken language in the world with 88 million native speakers you should definitely consider English to Punjabi and Punjabi to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Punjabi website will help you to reach your target Punjabi speaking audience and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Punjabi or Punjabi to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

About Punjabi Language

The Punjabi language is the mother tongue of the Punjabi people and the Punjabi regions of India and Pakistan. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-Iranian subfamily and spoken by more than 90 million people.

Today, it is categorized into two branches: Eastern Punjabi and Western Punjabi. Eastern Punjabi is primarily spoken in the state of Punjabi in India by about 28 million people. Western Punjabi is spoken in Pakistan and about 62 million people use this branch of Punjabi as their first language.

There are many dialects of Punjabi but Majhi is used as the standard writing style and is the dialect used in both India and Pakistan.

Romanian Translation Vancouver

Romanian is a Latin Romance language spoken by about 25 million people in Romania, Moldova and the Ukraine. It was added as one of official languages of the European Union in 2007. It is closest to modern Italian in terms of mutual intelligibility, but also retains a number of features of old Latin and also contains many words taken from the surrounding Slavic languages, as well as from French, German, Greek and Turkish.

Romanian is the only Romance language spoken in Eastern Europe, which makes it an interesting subject of study to scholars. There are four primary dialects in the Romanian language: Daco-Romanian, Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian. The standard Romanian is Daco-Romanian and it is the primary dialect widely used in Romania and Moldova.

Russian Translation Toronto

English Russian Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Russian and Russian to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Russian translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Russian document translation, English to Russian website localization and Russian interpreting services. Additionally we offer Russian editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Russian typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Russian voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Russian translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Russian services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Russian translators know about the cultural background of the Russian language and can localize websites or documents for different Russian speaking countries, e.g. Russia, Kazakhstan, the new independent states, Ukraine and speakers in the USA and Canada. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Russian translators. Our Russian translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Russian translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment…….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Russian certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Russian certified document translations.

As Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and the 4th most spoken language in the world you should definitely consider English to Russian and Russian to English document and website translation and software localization. Russian is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. Your Russian website will help you to reach your target Russian speaking audience and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Russian or Russian to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

 

About Russian Language

Russian belongs to the Slavic language group and is now one of the major languages of the world. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations. Russian is widely used because many countries were once ruled by Russia. 300 million people around the world speak Russian, with 175 million speaking it as a primary language, and around 120 million as a secondary language.

There are two main dialect groups within the language: Northern and Southern. Moscow, the capital city, is the division of those two dialects. The dialects used in Moscow are categorized as either Central or Northern.

As of 2011, the 6th of June, the birthday of the greatest Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, is officially the Day of the Russian Language in Russia.

Speaking Russian is one of conditions for astronauts to qualify for employment at the ISS (International Space Station).

The Russian Internet slang — often referred to as Olbanian — would be almost totally incomprehensible to foreign speakers, even those who speak standard Russian very well, due to intentional misspelling and use of very informal vocabulary.

Russian is one of the most difficult languages to learn for foreign learners due to its very complicated and irregular grammar. In any given sentence, its parts must agree in terms of number, gender, person, grammatical case. There is also an extremely complicated verb conjugation system where every single verb has tens (literally!) of conjugated forms. To add even more complexity, there are many irregular verbs that don’t follow the standard conjugation patterns.

Sanskrit Translation Ottawa

Sanskrit is an archaic language used primarily as a liturgical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is one of the 22 official languages of India.  According to a 2001 census, it is spoken by 14,000 native speakers. Snaskrit is considered the oldest language in human history and the mother of all languages. It is also called the language of the gods.

The Sanskrit alphabet is called ‘Devanagari’ which means ‘cities of the gods’. It can be traced back at least 5,000 years to ancient Hindu texts written in the Devanagari alphabet. This historical language has influenced and become the basis of every language spoken in India today.

Serbian Translation Montreal

 The Serbian language is part of the Slavic language family with 10 million speakers. Serbian dialects can be divided into two main groups: Shtoktavian and Torlakia. The standard language in Serbia is based on the Shtoktavian dialect.

Serbian is strongly influenced by Turkish. In fact, within the language, there are around 8000 words of Turkish origin. One feature of the Serbian language is that it is the only European language that uses both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. Since 2006, the Cyrillic alphabet is the official script in Serbia.

Sindhi Translation Canada
There are an estimated 21 million people in the world who speak Sindhi. It is primarily spoken in Pakistan and India where it is an official language.

Sindhi can be categorized into six major dialect groups. Of the six, Vicholi is used as the standard dialect because it is widely accepted as the education and administration language in Sindh, Pakistan.

Sinhala Translation Vancouver
Sinhala is an Indo-European language belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch, though it has been influenced by members of the Dravidian language group. Sinhala is one of two local languages on the island country of Sri Lanka and spoken by 16 million people.

Because Sri Lanka is a small island and Sinhala is not used elsewhere, it has some unique features that are not found in any other Indo-Aryan language.Sinhala has its own script and writing style which is considered a derivation of the Indian Brahmi language. Like other Indian languages, its origin can be traced back more than 2000 years.

Slovak Translation Toronto

Slovak or Slovakian is one of the official languages of the European Union since 2004. It belongs to the West Slavic group of languages, which includes Czech, Polish, Silesian, Slovincian and Sorbian. Due to geographical reasons, these neighbouring countries have influenced each other and shared a great part of their history.

Slovak is spoken mainly in the Slovak Republic by about 7 million people. In 1993, when Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the Slovak language became the official language of Slovakia.

Slovak dialects can be divided into four main groups: Eastern Slovak, Central Slovak, Western Slovak and Lowland. The standard language is the Central dialect because it is taught in schools and commonly used for official purposes.

Spanish Translation Vancouver

English Spanish Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpreting from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Spanish translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more! We offer Spanish document translation, English to Spanish website localization and Spanish interpreting services. Additionally we offer Spanish editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Spanish typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Spanish translators. Our experienced native English to Spanish translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Spanish services of the best possible quality for your particular needs!

Only native Spanish translators know about the cultural background of the Spanish language and can localize websites or documents for different Spanish speaking countries, e.g. Spain, Mexico and Spanish speakers in the USA, etc. We are able to work in many Spanish regional varieties and dialects. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Spanish translators. Our Spanish translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Spanish translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment…….. • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

 

Furthermore, we also offer Spanish certified and notarized translations for driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and any other kind of Spanish certified document translation.

As Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world you should definitely consider English to Spanish or Spanish to English document and website translation and software localization. Your Spanish website will help you to reach your target Spanish speaking community and expand your business to the global market!

If you are looking for professional English to Spanish or Spanish to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

About Spanish Language

Spanish is a Romance group language spoken worldwide by 500 million people and is the second most spoken native language in the world. It is an official language of the European Union since 1986 and the official language in more than 20 countries.

It is mainly spoken in Spain and most Central and South American countries. “Castilian Spanish” is spoken in North and Central Spain. In the 16th century in the colonial period, Spanish was introduced to Central and South America by the conquistadores.

European and Latin American Spanish are basically the same language, but Latin American Spanish tends to have different slang, pronunciation, conjugations and terminology depending on the specific country.

 

Swedish Translation Canada

Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken by 10 million speakers, mainly in Sweden and parts of Finland. It has been designated as one of the official languages of the European Union since 1995.

Swedish directly evolved from Standard Swedish in the 19th century, which originated in Old Norse. There are many dialects in Swedish which can be categorized into 6 groups from distinct regions of the country. The Standard Swedish evolved from dialects in central Sweden and the area of Stockholm.

Tamil Translation Vancouver

Tamil is one of the most ancient languages of the world and belongs to the Dravidian language family. It is spoken by over 80 million people, mainly in Southern India and neighbouring states as both a first and second language. It is the official language of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as the official language of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore.

A number of dialects and variations can be found within Tamil Nadu. The alphabet is uniquely rounded because palm leaves were used to write on, therefore the characters needed to be round to avoid tearing the leaves.

Tagalog Translation Toronto

English Tagalog (Filipino) Translation Services

LingoStar Translation Services Canada | USA provides professional translation and interpretation from English to Tagalog and Tagalog to English. Thanks to a well established network of top Tagalog translators and linguists we are serving all major cities in Canada – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and the USA – New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. We offer Tagalog document translation, English to Tagalog website localization and Tagalog interpreting services. Additionally we offer translation of business cards and emails into and from Tagalog, editing by native translators and editors, typesetting by experienced Tagalog typesetters and video game localization and voiceovers by specialized Tagalog voiceover artists and translators. Our experienced native English to Tagalog translators and interpreters are meticulously selected to provide English to Tagalog services of the best possible quality for your particular needs! Only native Tagalog translators know about the cultural background of Tagalog and can localize websites or documents for the Philippines, and Tagalog speakers in Canada and the USA. Our team consists of experienced medical, technical and legal Tagalog translators. Our Tagalog translators will expertly handle your project in your specific industry. We have completed numerous Tagalog translations in these fields and more:

• Advertising • Mining
• Business and Employment…… • Packaging and Labels
• Engineering • Training
• Finance • Software and IT
• Forestry • Technology
• Marketing • Travel and Tourism

  Furthermore, we also offer Tagalog certified and notarized translations for passports, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, birth and marriage certificates, legal documents, transcripts, diplomas and other Tagalog certified document translations. As Canada and The United States have a large Philippine community you should definitely consider English to Tagalog and Tagalog to English document and website translation and software localization to reach a major cultural audience – not only in the Philippines. Your Tagalog website translation will help you to reach your target Tagalog speaking community and expand your business to the global market! If you are looking for professional English to Tagalog or Tagalog to English translation, don’t hesitate to contact LingoStar today!

About Tagalog Language

Tagalog is a Philippine language of the Austronesian language family, spoken primarily in the Philippines by around 30 million speakers and another 60 million speakers worldwide. Due to over 300 years of Spanish occupation, Tagalog has been strongly influenced by the Spanish language. When Tagalog became the official language and was renamed Filipino, it caused controversy. Some scholars agree that there are not enough differences between those languages because Filipino has been strongly influenced by Tagalog. Today the Filipino language is recognized as a distinct language from Tagalog. Although the Latin alphabet is used today, the unique classic alphabet Baybayin is still used for decorative purposes.

 

Telugu Translation Ottawa

 

Telugu is a part of the South-central branch of the Dravidian language family and spoken by about 75 million native speakers, mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language.

It is thought that there are a total of 130 million speakers in the world, making it the second largest Indian language after Hindi. It is also recognized as one of the 22 national languages of India.

Thai Translation Montreal

 Thai originates from the Tai-Kadai language family and is spoken by over 20 million people in Thailand, and 60 million people worldwide. Although Thai is recognized as one of many Tai dialects, it is the official language of Thailand.

The official Thai language is influenced by a Central Thailand dialect and the educated elite of Bangkok. The Thai alphabet was made in the 13th century by the King of Thailand. Not only is the alphabet form unique, its writing system is very different from most languages. There are no spaces used between words; spaces in Thai text mean the end of a clause or sentence.

Tigrinya Translation Canada
Tigrinya is a Semitic language spoken in Central Eritrea by about 7 million speakers, which is half of the Eritrean population. It was one of two official languages with Arabic but in 1958 it was replaced by the Amharic language.

More over, Eritrean was colonized by Italy until 1941, therefore, many, mainly older Eritreans, speak Italian as well.

The language has its own script, which contains more than 200 characters with different sounds, derived from the ancient language “Gee ’ez”, which is only used in the Orthodox Church today.

Turkish Translation Vancouver

The Turkish language is spoken by about 90 million people in the world. It is spread over a large geographical area in Europe and Asia and spoken in Turkey as well as in 35 more countries.

Therefore, there are a great number of dialects of Turkish used. However, Istanbul Turkish is considered the official standard Turkish. The oldest Turkish written records are 1300 years old. The Ottoman script was long used as the administrative and governmental script until the 20th century, when it was replaced by the Latin alphabet.

Ukrainian Translation Toronto

Ukrainian is a Slavic language spoken by about 47 million people in Ukraine and many other countries. Ukraine has been under the rule of many foreign countries. However, during most of these rulings, Ukrainian was not influenced that much because many people were not able to read or write. Therefore Ukrainian was continually spoken.

Ukrainian is known as the second most melodic language after Italian. In 1934 it ranked as the third most beautiful language in the world after French and Persian, based on vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure criteria.

Urdu Translation Ottawa

Urdu is the national language and one of two official languages (along with English) in Pakistan, and is also one of 22 of the official languages of India. Native speakers number around 60 million people and there are approximately another 40 million people speaking it as a second language.

The Mughal Empire, an imperial power in South Asia that ruled a large portion of the Indian subcontinent from 1526 to 1858, saw many languages develop due to trade and travel. Urdu was influenced the most during this time because in trade business, a high level of Persian and Arabic was used therefore Urdu was needed to communicate with others.

Uzbek Translation Montreal
Uzbek is spoken by around 23 million people and is the official language of Uzbekistan.

Until 1928, the Arabic alphabet was used to write Uzbek but the Latin alphabet was later accepted in order to standardize the language and educate the Uzbek people. However, the Cyrillic alphabet was forced on them in 1940. After the dissolution of the USSR, there was a shift to reintroduce the Latin alphabet.

To this day in Uzbekistan, the language is still in a transition period. A standardized dialect can be understood by all Uzbek speakers because it is used for mass media and publications. Both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabet can be used in writing.

Vietnamese Translation Canada

Vietnamese is spoken mainly in Vietnam and a number of countries by over 70 million speakers. Although Vietnamese was spoken for thousands of years by local people, it was not the official written language of Vietnam until the 20th Century.

For much of its history, Chinese characters and a Chinese-based writing system were adapted and primarily used. However, eventually the Latin writing system was integrated and used for administrative purposes.

Due to many years of French colonial rule, Vietnamese has borrowed many words from French, and recently adopted many words from English due to Western influence.

Yiddish Translation Vancouver
Yiddish is a West Germanic language spoken by 2 million people. In fact, it is phonetically closest to Middle High German. About three-quarters of the Yiddish vocabulary is taken from German, although some meanings are different.

It is commonly spoken by people of Jewish heritage originating from Central and Eastern Europe and now settled in various parts of the world such as the USA, Israel and Russia. In Sweden, Yiddish is the official minority language.

Zulu Translation Toronto
South Africa has the largest number of native Zulu speakers; around 10 million people and 95% of the population. Zulu is also one of South Africa’s 11 official languages since 1994.

Most speakers can be found in the provinces of Zululand and Natal. In these areas the language is widely used in daily life, as well as in the media and for formal educational purposes. It was just a verbal language until European missionaries came to the continent in the 19th century. Then, a writing system developed using the Latin alphabet.