Language Scientific provides high quality Swedish language services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Swedish. 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, bio-medical 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 Swedish 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.

Swedish Language Statistics/Facts:

Swedish is the official language of both Sweden and Finland. Swedish is also an official language of the European Union and is recognized by the Nordic Council. There are approximately 10 million native speakers of Swedish with the majority of Swedish speaking communities located in Scandinavian countries. It is very common for Swedes to be fluent in English as it is required in the Swedish school system. Swedes may also be fluent in German, French and additional languages. Certain dialects of Swedish spoken in rural areas, such as Orsa or Närpes;rpes, differ so greatly from the Standard Swedish that the two are not mutually understood by most Swedes. There are a number of Swedish dialects that are spoken in rural areas that have been declining in popularity during the past few decades.

The Swedish language is a descendent of Old Norse, a language popular in Scandinavian regions between the 9th and 14th centuries.Swedish is very similar in terms of grammar and lexicon to other Scandinavian languages such as Danish and Norwegian. Swedish belongs to the Indo-European language family and is categorized under the East Scandinavian subgroup. It is the most widely spoken North Germanic language.

Swedish Dialects:

Dialect Region
NorthNorthern provinces
FinlandSouthern and western communities that border
SvealandCentral Sweden, contains 6 provinces
GotlandIslands of Gotland, Fårö, Gotska Sandön in the Baltic Sea
GötalandSouthern Sweden, heavily populated, 10 provinces
South (Scanian)Scania province in southern Sweden

Countries where Swedish is spoken:

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden

Swedish Data:

Country: Sweden

Capital: Stockholm
Population: 9,853,325
Constitutional Monarcy: King Karl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Currency: Swedish Krona
GDP (ppp): $597.7 b
Unemployment: 7.6%
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Industries: Iron, steel, vehicles, chemicals and engineering
Provinces: There are currently 25 provinces in Sweden which represent cultural identity.

Swedish Language History

The Scandinavian languages, including Swedish that are commonly spoken today are derived from Old Norse. During the 9th century, Old Norse spread to two different Scandinavian regions. The inhabitants of Norway and Iceland began to speak in the Old West Norse dialect and those living in Sweden and Denmark spoke a similar but different dialect known today as Old East Norse. Old Norse is a historical language spoken by the people inhabiting Scandinavia during the Viking age.

The Swedish empire grew during the 10th century as the regions of Svealand and Götaland were joined together under the rule of Eric the Victorious, the first king of Sweden.

The Swedish people have historically been centered around a seafaring culture. During the earlier centuries of the development of Sweden in the 9th century, Viking communities inhabited Sweden. The Vikings developed trade routes that were incredibly developed for the time period and were able to sustainably live in Sweden for centuries.

During the 14th and 15th centuries, the Old Norse language developed into the early dialects of the North Germanic languages. The Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and other languages developed as these communities began migrating to different regions in Scandinavia.

During the Middle Ages, the common European system of class structure commonly known as feudalism never gained popularity. Sweden is one of only a few countries in Europe during the Middle Ages where the feudalism never gained popularity. A possible reason why a feudalist system was never officially adopted by the Swedes relate to the Christian based culture of Sweden during this period.

Sweden did not participate in World War I and remained relatively neutral during World War II. Historically, Sweden has been a country of both ethnic and cultural homogeneity. Since the 1950s, this trend has changed and many immigrant communities are now found in Sweden. The Standard Swedish that is currently a popular dialect is derived from the Central Swedish dialects of the 19th century.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has been established as an urban center since the 13th century. The Swedish government, parliament and Supreme court are all based in Stockholm. Stockholm is strategically located along the Baltic Sea in Southeastern Sweden and connects Scandinavia to many ports in Europe. The Stockholm region is geographically unique as it is part of an archipelago that consists of 14 islands. Due to its northern location and distance from the perimeter, the seasons in Stockholm tend to differ significantly in relation to heat and sunlight. The summertime tends to yield around 18 hours of sunlight per day where the winters receive around 8 hours of sunlight.