Language Scientific’s Italian Translation Services

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

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

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.

Italian Language Statistics/Facts

Italian is the official language of Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, Croatia and Slovenia. Italian is also an official language of the European Union. There are 65 million native speakers of Italian in addition to the approximately 20 million people who speak Italian as a second language. The elderly populations in Italy are more likely to speak only their regional dialect where it is more common for Italian youth to speak English, French or German.

Italy is a country with a diverse linguistic culture with many different minority languages being spoken in several regions. Some regional languages in Italy are classified as endangered as the number of people speaking them have decreased drastically. There are also many languages spoken in Italy that should not be confused with Italian or even as dialects of Italian, but rather entirely different languages. These minority languages spoken in Italy include Sicilian, Lombard, Corsican and Romany. While Italian is commonly taught in schools worldwide, it is not typically taught as a second language but rather a third or fourth language. Italian is a romance language, derived from the Vulgar Latin under the Indo-European language class.

Italian Dialects

SeptentrionalGallo-Italic and Venetic
Northern regions including Venice
Central-MeridionalTuscan, Latin-Umbria-Marchegian, Meridional and Intermediate Meridional  
Tuscany, including northern Latium, Rome and Abruzzi
IstrianParts of Croatia

Countries Where Italian Is Spoken

  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Malta
  • Somalia
  • Australia
  • Eritrea
  • Paraguay
  • South Africa
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Philippines
  • Switzerland
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Germany
  • Puerto Rico
  • Tunisia
  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • Romania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
  • Libya
  • San Marino
  • United Kingdom
  • Chile
  • Liechtenstein
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States
  • Croatia
  • Luxembourg
  • Slovenia
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican State

Italy Country Data

Country: Italy

Capital: Rome
Population: 62,137,802
Parliamentary Republic: President Sergio Mattarella
Currency: Euro
GDP (ppp): $36,800
Unemployment: 11.4%
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear and ceramics. Industrial and manufacturing based economy, with family-owned business remaining popular

Provinces: Italy currently has 110 provinces and more are expected to separate and develop

Italian Language History

Modern Italian has its origins in the Vulgar Latin that was spoken by the Roman Empire. All of the romance languages spoken today are derived from the Vulgar Latin spoken by the Romans. The Vulgar Latin that Italian developed from is no longer an actively spoken language anywhere in the world. However, the group of languages that have developed from the no longer used Vulgar Latin have gained popularity worldwide and are now commonly spoken in Europe.

During the 14th century, the Tuscan dialect of Italian gained popularity among many regions in Italy. Factors leading to its recognition included its central geographic location and city of Florence gaining prosperity. The Tuscan dialect of Italian remained popular for centuries and was noted for being the dialect spoken by the aristocracy in Italy.

The country of Italy was only unified in 1861, which yielded a nationwide emphasis on speaking the same language, especially in the Italian school system. Prior to the unification of Italy, the citizens in each of the different regions had no practical reason to join together and learn a single, centralized language. While all Italians do not speak the same dialect, this historical event caused an increase in literacy rates and a heightened level of exposure for each of the Italian dialects. During the 19th century, the Italian language and its dialects were affected by this new sense of community which led the modern Italian of today.