languages

What are the most common languages spoken in Australia?

Top 10 Languages Spoken in Australia – 2016 Census The Australian population as at the 2016 Census was 23.4 million people, with one in five Australians now speaking a language other than English at home. The top five are Mandarin (2.5%), Arabic (1.4%), Cantonese (1.2%), Vietnamese  (1.2%) and Italian (1.2%).  A considerable proportion of first- and second-generation migrants are bilingual.Did you know?Australia doesn't have an official language. Around 150 Aboriginal languages are spoken in Australia, half the number before the arrival of [...]

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Is Arabic the same everywhere?

How different is Arabic in different regions of the world? Arabic is the official language of the 22 countries which form the Arab League. It’s the native language of over 200m people residing  in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, also known as the Arab World. Arabic is also the language of the Koran, and used by over a billion Muslims around the world. The formal Arabic language, known as Classical Arabic is the language in which the Korean is written. It [...]

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Did you know…

Did you know…It’s estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world by 7 billion people divided into 189 independent states. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. The world’s most widely spoken languages by number of native speakers and as a second language, according to figures from UNESCO (The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French. The United Nations uses [...]

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List of languages we provide translation and interpreting for

Language Professionals provides interpreting and translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. If you require professional translations to or from a language or dialect that is not listed below, contact Language Professionals. We may still be able to help. Afrikaans translations Albanian <> English translations Amharic <> English translations Arabic <> English translations Armenian <> English translations Assyrian translations Bengali/Bengla translations Bielorussian translations Bosnian translations Bulgarian translations Burmese translations Cambodian/Khmer translations Cantonese translations Chaldean translations Chin translations Chinese translations Croatian translations Czech translations Danish translations Dari translations Dinka translations Dutch translations Estonian translations Farsi/Persian translations Fijian translations Filipino translations Finnish translations French translations German translations Greek translations Gujarati translations Hazaragi translations Hebrew [...]

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Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese: which one do I need?

Modern Chinese typically involves two main forms of writing: Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese Towards the end of the nineteenth century, an effort to increase the literacy rate resulted in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) making the decision to simplify the written Chinese language. Thus two distinct versions of written Chinese came into being – Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Chinese characters are the system of symbols used to write Chinese. Unlike an alphabet which represents only sounds, each Chinese character [...]

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