Language Scientific’s Bulgarian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premium Bulgarian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Bulgarian. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Bulgarian language services including:

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Bulgarian Language Statistics/Facts

Only Bulgaria and the European Union classify Bulgarian as an official language. Bulgarian is also spoken in and recognized as a minority language in Serbia, Romania and Ukraine. Bulgarian is the predominant language spoken in Bulgaria as there are not many popular minority languages spoken by natives. There are approximately 12 million native Bulgarian speakers worldwide, with minority communities in Bulgaria and its neighboring countries, although there are smaller Bulgarian speaking communities globally.

While the majority of Bulgarian natives are fluent in just Bulgarian, it should be noted that there are also small Turkish and Romani speaking communities in Bulgaria as well. Turkish is the largest minority language spoken in Bulgaria with approximately 10% of the population maintaining fluency. Bulgarian is categorized under the Indo European language group and belongs to the South Slavic subgroup of languages.

Dialects of Bulgarian

Moesian, Balkan, Rup and Paulician
Northeastern Bulgaria and communities including Karnobat, Aytos, Burgas and Yambol
Byala Slatina-Pleven, Vidin-Lom, Botevgrad, Pirin-Malashevo and Tran
Northwestern Bulgaria and communities including Nikopol, Pleven and Mezdra

Countries Where Bulgarian Is Spoken

  • Canada
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Croatia
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Czech Republic
  • Libya
  • Serbia
  • United States
  • Greece
  • Moldova
  • Slovakia

Bulgarian Country Data

Country: Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia
Population: 7,101,510
Parliamentary Republic: President Rumen Radev and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
GDP (ppp): $20,300
Unemployment: 8 %
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Petroleum, Tobacco, Metals, Tourism and Agriculture

Bulgarian Language History

The Bulgarian language is believed to have developed during the 9th century during a migration of the Slavonic people to the eastern Balkans. The language form of Bulgarian that was then created is known by linguistic experts as Old Bulgarian, and developed from the Common Slavic language spoken by these migrating communities. Historically, Bulgarian is believed to have been the first Slavic language used in written form. The discovery of documents written in Old Bulgarian date from the 10th and 11th centuries.

Beginning in the 12th century, there began a shift from Old Bulgarian into Middle Bulgarian, which remained a predominant language in the region until the 15th century. The Middle Bulgarian language form was the preferred language among the aristocratic elite and was also the official language used by the Second Bulgarian Empire. During this period, the Bulgarian language experienced it largest variations from its norm due to influences by its non-Slavic neighbors. The most notable alteration to the Middle Bulgarian language was the loss of the Slavonic case system, which led the style away from Russian language types. Towards the latter portion of the Middle Bulgarian language period, the Turkish language under the Ottoman Empire began to influence the language.

The Bulgarian language that natives are familiar with today has not changed drastically since the 16th century, when the development of Modern Bulgarian began to take form. However, during the 18th and 19th centuries, there were changes to the grammar style and syntax. These changes to the language structure would make it difficult for a modern Bulgarian speaker to fully comprehend documents written centuries ago. Today, there are two different dialects of the Bulgarian language (eastern, western) that follow opposing language styles primarily relating to the use of the Common Slavic vowel, yat (?). The Western dialects pronunciation of the yat vowel spoken as an “e” while the Eastern dialects use of the yat is more a mixture between “ya” and “e”. Between the two geographic regions, there are also dissimilarities relating to accents, grammar and language style. The Bulgarian language is written with the Cyrillic alphabet which contains 30 letters.

There is controversy between modern linguists about the inclusion of the Macedonian dialects in the Bulgarian language. Prior to World War II, it was mutually agreed upon that Macedonian and Bulgarian were in fact two distinct languages. As a result of the war, in 1945 the Macedonian language was codified, which officially declared it as a language separate from Bulgarian. Regardless of the current debate about the separation of the two languages, Macedonian and Bulgarian do share many similarities in relation to grammar and lexicon.