That’s correct, yet another language has been added to MyHeritage.com! From today, your family site can now be displayed in 38 languages thanks to the addition of Afrikaans.
This follows the recent introduction of Latvian to our language options, which was very well received by our Latvian community.
There are some 20 million Afrikaans speakers and we are pleased to provide MyHeritage.com and Family Tree Builder software to that large community.
Afrikaans is spoken primarily in South Africa and Namibia and has a considerable Dutch influence. The language was brought to the Cape by Protestant settlers in the 17th century and has had sustained popularity since. Afrikaans can also be used as an adjective; relating to the Afrikaner people and their culture.
We hope that you and your family will find this new language useful.
The addition of Afrikaans to our languages was made possible by a large group of dedicated volunteer translators. It could not have been accomplished without their assistance. Many thanks to:
Gerry Van Eeden, Jan de Bruin, Adele Nortje, Francois Beyers, Mārcis Beržinskis, Lita Stauvere, Andris Junga, Antris Dvorovs, Vilnis Rasiņš, Mārtiņš Tuters, Hennie van der Merwe, Diderick Daffue, Piet Olivier, Danieka Roesch, Piet Olivier, Diderick Daffue, Hendrik van der Merwe and Jan Lourens.
We will continue to introduce new languages and to keep our translations up-to-date in additional areas such as the FAQ, Family Tree Builder User Guide, FamilyConnect app and elsewhere.
If you would like to help MyHeritage keep our translations updated, or if your language is not yet among those we offer, we’d love to hear from you.
Email us: translate [at] myheritage [dot] com.