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Specialist South African languages translation services

English reaches less than 10% of the country in their first language. Our organisation is committed to producing precise technical translations to reach 90% of South Africans in their mother tongue. We have provided a rough guide to SA's official 11 languages below. You can also use the table to help identify the most spoken languages in your community.

Find more information on language demographics by city here: Johannesburg, Tshwane/Pretoria, Cape Town. Or click here to email us for a quote.

 

Your province's first language demographics (%)*

 
Province (%) % SA% GP KZN WC EC MP LP FS NC NW
IsiZulu % 23 20 78   1 24 1 4 1 3
IsiXhosa % 16 7 3 25 79 1   8 5 6
Afrikaans % 14 12 2 50 11 7 3 13 54 9
English % 10 13 13 20 6 3 2 3 3 4
Sepedi % 9 11       9 53     2
Setswana % 8 9 1     2 2 5 33 63
Sesotho % 8 12 1 1 3 4 2 64 1 6
Xitsonga % 5 7       10 17     4
Siswati % 3 1       28 1      
Tshivenḓa % 2 2         17     1
IsiNdebele % 2 3 1     10 2   1 1
Other % 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2
Sign % 1   1   1     1    
 
*Statistics South Africa: Census in brief (2011) PDF
 

First language demographics South Africa (map)

 

ZULU TRANSLATION SERVICES
IsiZulu first language: 11,587,374 (23.2%)
XHOSA TRANSLATION SERVICES
IsiXhosa first language: 8,154,258 (16.3%)
AFRIKAANS TRANSLATION SERVICES
Afrikaans first language: 6,855,082 (13.7%)
TRANSLATION SERVICES
English first language: 4,892,623 (9.8%)
SEPEDI TRANSLATION SERVICES
Sesotho sa Leboa (Sepedi) first language: 4,618,576 (9.3%)
SETSWANA TRANSLATION SERVICES
Setswana first language: 4,067,248 (8.2%)
SESOTHO TRANSLATION SERVICES
Sesotho first language: 3,849,563 (7.7%)
XITSONGA TRANSLATION SERVICES
Xitsonga first language: 2,277,148 (4.6%)
SISWATI TRANSLATION SERVICES
Siswati first language: 1,297,046 (2.6%)
VENA TRANSLATION SERVICES
Tshivenḓa first language: 1,209,388 (2.4%)
NDEBELE TRANSLATION SERVICES
IsiNdebele first language: 1,090,223 (2.2%)
 
*Statistics South Africa Census 2011
   
Mobile learning resources in your language:
IsiZulu IsiXhosa Sesotho Setswana Tshivenḓa Xitsonga
Siswati IsiNdebele Sepedi / Sesotho sa Leboa Afrikaans
   
Language demographics for your city:
Johannesburg Tshwane/Pretoria Cape Town
   
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