Language Scientific’s Croatian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premium Croatian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Croatian. 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 Croatian language services including:

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At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Croatian/ Hrvatski Language Statistics/Facts

Croatian is an official language of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatian is also spoken as a minority language in Montenegro, Austria, Romania, Serbia and Italy. There are approximately 5 million native speakers of Croatian with the majority of the population attaining a high degree of fluency. Other popularly spoken languages in Croatia are German and English. The Serbian language is based upon the Shtokavian dialect.

Croatian follows the Latin script for its alphabetic writing style, specifically Gaj’s Latin. Croatian is categorized under the Indo European language family and belongs to the Serbo-Croatian subgroup. In the past few decades, Croatian has developed out of Serbo-Croatian which was the language used in Croatia between 1945 and 1991.

Dialects of Croatian/ Hrvatski

Shtokavian (Standard)Southern and eastern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
ChakavianSouthwestern Croatia, Adriatic islands and few mainland communities (rarest form)
KajkavianNorth Croatia, Zagreb (capital), and communities in neighboring countries (Romania, Hungary, Austria)
TorlakianCommunities in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia

Countries Where Croatian Is Spoken

  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic
  • Montenegro
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Serbia
  • Chile
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia

Croatian Country Data

Country: Croatia

Capital: Zagreb
Population: 4,292,095
Parliamentary Republic: President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Currency: Kuna
GDP (ppp): $22,800
Unemployment: 15.8%
Government Type: Parlimentary Republic
Industries: Chemicals and plastics manufacturing, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining and food and beverages

Croatian/ Hrvatski Language History

The lands of modern day Croatia have been inhabited by civilizations dating back as far as prehistoric times. Many different empires under Roman, Iranian and Hungarian rule have at a point in time claimed Croatian land their own. While many diverse communities have experienced growth on Croatian territory, none have stayed so long as the Croats. Around the 7th century, migrating tribes settled in Croatia under the authority of the Byzantine Empire. Croatia has historically been known for its constantly changing territorial boundaries and continued rule under different rulers.

However, the official Republic of Croatia is a newly developed territory in the Balkans that gained independence in 1991. The long span of alternating rule of Croatia did not allow for Croatian to develop in one central location. For a period of time, German was the most popular language spoken in the region. Historians currently debate the century in which the Croat people first arrived in the Croatian lands. It is mutually agreed upon that the arrival occurred from the 6th and 9th centuries.

Croatian boundaries recently developed in 1991 out of the division of Yugoslavian territory. Croats are currently the ethnic majority of Croatia followed by smaller groups of ethnic Serbs and Bosnians.

The northwestern capital, Zagreb, is populated by over 1 million Croatians and officially became the capital in 1991 when Croatia gained independence from Yugoslavia. During the 11th century, the area of modern day Zagreb experienced growth under the Hungarian empire. The capital of Zagreb was once divided into the ancient cities of Kaptol and Gradec under the Hungarian rule in the 11th century. Since the end of World War II, Zagreb has experienced a developmental growth in its urban center. The use of the railroad is noteworthy development that contributed to the growth of Zagreb as an urban center during the 19th century. Many of Croatia’s important institutions, such as the University of Zagreb and its governmental agencies are located in Zagreb. Zagreb has recently gained popularity in Europe as a travelling hub for tourists, acting as a resting stop connecting many eastern and western countries.