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Novatia Translation NG provides reliable, Dutch translations with the help of our experienced team of Dutch translators, trained to help companies communicate with Dutch speaking audiences worldwide. As a translation company situated at the heart of the country, we provide translation services ranging from Dutch language to English and other languages at the best interest of our clients with high level of professionalism and with trusted and indigenous native translators.
Our Dutch document translation ranges in the following areas of:
- Certified Dutch Translations
- Legal Dutch Translations
- Document Dutch Translation Services
- Dutch Website Translations
- Dutch Business Translations
- Dutch Advertising Translations
- Dutch Marketing Translations
- Dutch Travelling Document Translations
- Dutch Project writing Translations
Our Dutch Document Translation services helps to provide good and effective way of communication with translated documents to people, businesses, embassies and foreigners and also to help to provide international reach, high accuracy and help to meet global regulations, policies and standards.
Having Dutch native speakers and translators, we know exactly what kind of localization your text needs to be successful and with our strong track record background, we, at Novatia Translation Limited, a certified translation company in Nigeria dealing with different types of Dutch documents translations and likewise suiting the needs/purpose of the services, we guarantee an error-free translation, high quality English to Dutch translation and vice-versa and having a good service delivery success rate reputation in the country, puts us ahead in providing the best of translation at your convenience at any part of the world.
Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands (where it is the sole official language countrywide) and Belgium (as one of three official languages).[ It is the third-most-widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.
There are approximately 22 million Dutch speakers located around the world. When adding in the people that speak Dutch as a second language, this number rises to about 28 million, per 2018 estimates. Dutch is one of the Germanic languages, and it is the third most widely spoken in the world, falling behind English and German.
In the Netherlands, where it is the official language, the majority of people speak Dutch. About 60% of the people in Belgium also speak Dutch, which is one of the nation’s three official languages. There are a total of six nations that have Dutch as their official language. In alphabetical order, these nations are: Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten and Suriname. Dutch is also the official language in the regions of Benelux, European Union, South American Union and Caricom.
Even though it isn’t an official language elsewhere, Dutch is still spoken in other regions and countries worldwide. In Germany and France, there is a minority group of Dutch speakers. In the United States, Australia and Canada, there are about half a million speakers of this language. Dutch has also influenced other languages. The Cape Dutch of Southern Africa has become Afrikaans, a daughter language to Dutch. This is spoken by more than 16 million people throughout Namibia and South Africa.
DO YOU KNOW THAT?
-Dutch is spoken in South Africa?
If I talk with someone from South Africa, and he is speaking in his own language, I can fully understand him. But officially he’s not speaking Dutch, he’s speaking Afrikaans. The Dutch language of the settlers who came to Southern Africa has evolved into Afrikaans. Nowadays an estimated 90 to 95 percent of the vocabulary of Afrikaans is of Dutch origin. The biggest differences between the 2 languages is that Afrikaans has no grammatical gender and a simpler grammar.
-They speak Dutch in Canada
You might not expect it but there are quite a few Dutch speakers in Canada. A large group of Dutch people moved to Canada in the early 19th century as settlers. In the fifties, after the Second World War, a number of Dutch people immigrated to Canada to start a new life. These people took the Dutch language with them and passed it on to the next generation. In the Dutch Summer School, we had Canadians with Dutch surnames like Ter Smitte, VanAmerongen and Lange, who learned Dutch from their parents or grandparents.
-They speak Dutch in the United States
Did you know that there are 4.5 million US Americans of Dutch descent? Of them, 136,000 people still speak Dutch today (according to this report from 2010) ‘Martin van Buren’ was the only US President whose first language was not English. In our Summer School we had US citizens with Dutch surnames, like: Van Brewer, van den Helder, Denhartog and Dykhuis.
-They speak Dutch in Indonesia
If we go to the other side of the world, Indonesia, we also find the Dutch language. At the end of the 16th century the Dutch United East India Company Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, abbreviated VOC) arrived on the islands and became the dominating economic and political power. In the 19th century Indonesia became a colony of the Netherlands and the Dutch language became an official language of Indonesia. After independence the Dutch language lost its power and popularity. If you go there now you will find that mostly older people still speak it.