Who speaks Belarusian?
Belarusian belongs to the Indo-European language family. It is part of the group of the Eastern Slavic languages. It is used by less than 10 million people.
Nowadays, we may only communicate in this language in Belarus, but its role has been decreasing even there. There are two groups of dialects that comprise the Belarusian language: North-Eastern and South-Western.
History of the Belarusian language
The history of this language begins in the 14th century, when it was separated from Old Russian. From the 18th to the 19th century, the status of the Russian language declined. In the 19th century, the Belarusian language started to form. Polish and Belarusian writers and artists contributed to a great extent to this process. The formation and the establishment of Belarusian as the official language lasted until the 20th century. In 1918, its full grammar was determined by the publication of B. Taraszkiewicz.
Use of the Belarusian language in business
The role of Belarusian in business occurs only in the context of business contacts with Belarus – the only country using this language. However, it should be noted that even there its presence has been declining – nowadays we cannot hear it on the media, in the public administration or at universities, where for some time it has been replaced by the Russian language.
Translators of the Belarusian language
Skrivanek performs professional translations of texts into Belarusian and translations from Belarusian into Polish. We cooperate with experienced staff of translators who specialise in various disciplines. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies from all sectors (including specialised sectors: industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We may perform the translation of an agreement from Belarusian or translate company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, agreements, business correspondence, acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the Belarusian language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context, both in terms of the language itself and the country.
Orders for translations into and from Belarusian most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from Belarusian; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into Belarusian; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into Belarusian – simultaneous and consecutive;