Language Scientific’s Ukrainian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premium Ukrainian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Ukrainian. 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.

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Ukrainian Language Statistics/Facts

Ukrainian is the official language of the Ukraine, the largest country in Western Europe in terms of territorial coverage. About 30 million people speak Ukrainian as their primary language. Additionally, Ukrainian is considered a minority language in several Western European countries and Canada. Its writing system is based on the Cyrillic alphabet, which became the third official script in the EU. It is interesting to note that Ukrainian is pretty similar to Russian and Belorusian in regard to writing. As for the lexical aspect, the most relative modern languages are Belorusian, Polish and Russian.

Ukrainian is related to the Slavic languages, in particular the East Slavic subgroup. Together with several hundred other languages and dialects, Ukrainian is in the Indo-European family. Some historians believe Ukrainian has a history of more than 14 centuries. The contemporary version of Ukrainian has developed into a beautiful melodic language with rich a folklore heritage.

Dialects of Ukrainian

South-EasternSlobozhan(mixture of Russian and Ukrainian)Donetsk, Luhansk, Sumy, Kharkiv
Middle Dnieprian (the closest to standard)Kiev, Poltava, Cherkasy
Steppe(Zaporozhian Cossacks’ dialect)Central part of Ukraine
South-WesternPodillianVinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi
VolynianVolyn, Rivne
Hutsul dialectThe Carpathian mountains, the Transcarpathian region
Upper Dniestrian (influence of Polish and German)Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil
Boyko(spoken by Boyko people)North of the Carpathian mountains, Lviv
Lemko(spoken by Lemko people)Borders with Poland and Slovakia
NorthernPolissian(divided into Western, Central, Eastern)Volyn, Rivne; Kiev, Zhytomyr; Chernihiv, Sumy.

Each dialect developed under certain influence of its neighboring countries. Hence, Eastern dialects have a lot in common with the Russian language, Northern ones are similar to Belorusian and Western variants are close to Slovakian and Polish.

Countries Where Ukrainian Is Spoken

  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • Moldova
  • Slovakia
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Transnistria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Serbia
  • Uzbekistan

Ukrainian Speaking Country Data

Country: Ukraine

Capital: Kiev
Population: 44,033,874
Semi-Presidential Republic: President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)
GDP (ppp): $8,300
Unemployment: 10%
Government Type: Semi-presidential Republic
Industries: Coal, mining, electric power, metallurgy, machinery and technical equipment, light industry (food, textile), agriculture, chemical industry.

Country: Russia

Capital: Moscow
Population: 142,257,519
Semi-Presidential Federation: President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Currency: Russian Ruble
GDP (ppp): $26,500
Unemployment: 5.3%
Government Type: Semi-Presidential Federation
Industries: Coal, oil and gas, chemicals, metals, machinery, aerospace, shipbuilding, manufacturing, communications, agriculture, consumer durable goods, textiles, processed foods, and handicrafts

Country: Poland

Capital: Warsaw
Population: 38,476,269
Parliamentary Republic: President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydło
Currency: Polish Zloty
GDP (ppp): $27,800
Unemployment: 9.6%
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Coal, natural gas, copper and minerals

Ukrainian Language History

There are several theoretical versions as to the origin and age of Ukrainian language development. It is argued that some initial variations of Ukrainian can be dated between the 14th-16th centuries. During this time, speakers of Old East Slavic witnessed the linguistic move to the Ruthenian language, which later in the 15th century developed into Ukrainian and Belorusian.

In the Medieval Times, this language was greatly influenced by German (particularly in terms of lexical fulfillment) and Polish. After the fall of the Galicia-Volhynia, Ukrainian absorbed a lot of lexical units because of the Polish rule and education, which in turn has encouraged considerable flow of Latin words into the modern Ukrainian spoken language. It is also important to mention that, owing to the close relation with the Tatar people, the Ukrainian language has gained a lot of words from their lexicon.

Later in Medieval Times, when the Ukraine was divided into two parts and taken under the control of the Russian Empire and Poland, the Ukrainian language faced numerous challenges in the process of its development. Having survived forceful Russification and Polonization (imperative requirement to communicate and educate in a particular language), Ukrainian developed into one of the most beautiful languages in the world.

In the Russian Empire of the 19th century, Ukrainian was called “Little Russian,” and existed together with two other terms defining Russian (“Great Russian”) and Belorusian (“White Russian”). Closer to the modern era, it should be highlighted that Ukrainian has undergone wave-like impact from the Soviet Union government in the 20th century. Starting from the Ukrainization period in the 1920s, there was strong persecution of Ukrainian native-speakers in 1930s-1950s. The Khrushchev thaw showed some improvement in this regard, but again was followed by Russification during the Perestrojka period.

At last, independence acquired at the beginning of 1990s brought a more relaxed attitude toward language policy in Ukraine. Ukrainian was accepted as the state’s official language. Although, Ukraine still neighbors Russia, the Ukrainian people are proud of their native language, which they can freely speak throughout Ukraine.