Language Scientific’s Vietnamese Translation Services

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

Vietnamese Language Statistics/Facts

Vietnam is the only country in the world that declares Vietnamese as its official language. There are approximately 80 million native Vietnamese speakers in Vietnam and another 4 million speakers internationally. Outside of Vietnam, Vietnamese diaspora are commonly found in Australia, Canada, France, Laos and the United States. Historically, Vietnam has been a country of both ethnic and linguistic homogeneity. Approximately 90% of the citizens are ethnic Kinhs, or Vietnamese, and also speak Vietnamese as a first language. In recent years, this linguistic trend has been changing as other languages have spread to the region.

During the past few decades, English has been gaining popularity among the Vietnamese as a push for globalization has occurred. In the past, Vietnam had been under the rule of both the Chinese and French governments. Consequently, the Vietnamese language has experienced external influences, first from Chinese and later French. Vietnamese is a considered to be a very tonal language and is spoken with 6 different tones. Vietnamese is categorized under the Austro-Asiatic language family and belongs to the Vietic subgroup.

Dialects of Vietnamese

Hanoi (Standard)
Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc (considered the most formal dialect group)
Tra Vinh, Ben Tre and An Giang
Outside of Vietnam

Countries Where Vietnamese Is Spoken

  • Australia
  • Finland
  • New Caledonia
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • France
  • Norway
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Philippines
  • United States
  • China
  • Laos
  • Russian Federation (Asia)
  • Vanuatu
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Martinique
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam
  • Czech Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Taiwan

Vietnamese Country Data

Country: Vietnam

Capital: Hanoi
Population: 96,160,163
Civil Law System: President  Tran Dai QUANG
Currency: Dong
GDP (ppp): $6,400
Unemployment: 3.7%
Industries: Food processing, garments, shoes, machine-building; mining, coal, steel; cement, chemical fertilizer, glass, tires, oil, mobile phones

Vietnamese History

The land mass of modern day Vietnam has been occupied by societies dating back to the Paleolithic age. Ancient artifacts such as tools and engraved stones have been discovered at dig sites around the country and support the notion that people have inhabited Vietnam since prehistoric times. The Red River, which runs into Vietnam from China, is a geographical landmark in Vietnam and is believed to have been the center of many previous cultures that inhabited the region. The earliest civilization in Vietnam was most likely established by Austronesian tribes that migrated south into the territory from China. The next group of people to inhabit the territory were the Mon-Khmer, who traveled east from regions in an around modern day India to arrive in Vietnam. Languages and cultural norms were shared in the uniting of these two tribes. These diverse tribes joined together and unified the first known Vietnamese empire, Van Lang.

From approximately 2879 to 258 BC, the Hong Bang Dynasty ruled over Vietnamese lands experiencing no immediate threat from outside forces. The following century after the fall of Van Lang involved a slowly developing state among Vietnamese territories. Shortly after the fall of the Hang Bang Dynasty, the Vietnamese region and culture was incorporated into the Chinese Empire during the 1st century BC. The Han Dynasty was the Chinese imperial power that reigned over the Vietnamese territories. It wasn’t until another thousand years that the Vietnamese people were able to break away and establish themselves as their own separate nation.

During this period of Chinese domination over Vietnam, the Vietnamese language was greatly influenced by the Chinese. Even today, the exposure of Chinese to the Vietnamese language more than a millennia ago is evident in Vietnamese grammatical structure and lexicon. More than half of the words that comprise the Vietnamese lexicon are believed to have derived from ancient Chinese language varieties. Vietnamese followed the Chinese writing system between the 2nd and 10 centuries BC. The primary cause of this is that the Chinese Empire had ruled over the Vietnamese territory during this period and implemented its own characters.

Towards the latter half of the 19th century, Vietnam became a member of the French colonial empire. This period of French colonization over the Vietnamese people lasted until 1954. In 1954 Vietnam was released as an independent nation as an outcome of the Geneva Conference. Under the French Empire, Vietnam was split into three different areas. The Vietnamese language was introduced to the Latin writing script under the authority of the French government.

Vietnamese is currently written in the Vietnamese alphabet which is based on the Latin script.