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Our Top 25 Languages

Check out our top 25 languages that we translate, click and find out more about how many people speak this language in Australia:

Arabic Afghan (Dari / Farsi / Persian) Chinese Croatian French
German Greek Hindi Indonesian Japanese
Korean Italian Macedonian Malay Maori
Polish Portuguese Punjabi Russian Serbian
Spanish Sinhalese Thai Vietnamese Turkish

It's not only for international business and export that translations are vital.  Here in Australia there are substantial populations of residents who want to communicate in their own languages.

1.   Arabic

By 2011, there were 287,174 Arabic speakers in Australia, representing 1.3% of the entire population in the country.  Among which, 41.5% were born in Australia, followed by Lebanon.

2.   Afghan (Dari / Farsi  - Dialect / Persian Written)

Chin Translation’s note: Farsi, Dari (and sometimes Hazaragi) are all dialects of Persian. In Australia they are all considered as separate languages by National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). They have some vocabulary difference but most of their difference is in spoken style not the written style.

Dari

By 2011, there were 20,178 Dari speakers in Australia, representing <0.1% of the entire population. Among which, 71.2% were born in Afghanistan, followed by Australia (19.0%).

Persian

By 2011, there were 34,561 Persian (excluding Dari) speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.

3.   Chinese

Chinese (Mandarin)

By 2011, there were 336,409 Mandarin speakers in Australia, representing 1.6% of the entire population.  Most Mandarin speakers were born in China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) (61.9%), followed by Australia (12.8%). 

Chinese (Cantonese)

By 2011, there were 263,673 Cantonese speakers in Australia, representing 1.2% of the entire population.  Most Cantonese speakers were born in China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) (27.2%), followed by Hong Kong (SAR of China) (23.5%).

4.   Croatian

By 2011, there were 61,547 Croatian speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Croatian speakers were born in Croatia (50.2%), followed by Australia (35.3%). 

5.   French

By 2011, there were 57,739 French speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most French speakers were born in France (26.2%), followed by Australia (24.5%).

6.   German

By 2011, there were 80,371 German speakers in Australia, representing 0.4% of the entire population.  Most German speakers were born in Germany (53.5%), followed by Australia (22.2%). 

7.   Greek

By 2011, there were 252,217 Greek speakers in Australia, representing 1.2% of the entire population.  Most Greek speakers were born in Australia (54.4%), followed by Greece (34.9%).

8.   Hindi

By 2011, there were 111,351 Hindi speakers in Australia, representing 0.5% of the entire population.  Most Hindi speakers were born in India (53.0%), followed by Fiji (29.1%). 

9.   Indonesian

By 2011, there were 55,870 Indonesian speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Indonesian speakers were born in Indonesia (79.4%), followed by Australia (17.1%). 

10.   Japanese

By 2011, there were 43,692 Japanese speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Japanese speakers were born in Japan (64.0%), followed by Australia (30.2%). 

11.   Korean

By 2011, there were 79,786 Korean speakers in Australia, representing 0.4% of the entire population.  Most Korean speakers were born in Korea, Republic of (South) (83.4%), followed by Australia (13.9%). 

12.  Italian

By 2011, there were 299,833 Italian speakers in Australia, representing 1.4% of the entire population.  Most Italian speakers were born in Italy (49.9%), followed by Australia (43.0%). 

13.   Macedonian

By 2011, there were 68,848 Macedonian speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Macedonian speakers were born in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) (49.9%), followed by Australia (41.6%). 

14.   Malay

By 2011, there were 16,563 Malay speakers in Australia, representing <0.1% of the entire population.  Most Malay speakers were born in Malaysia (56.8%), followed by Australia (20.3%).

15.   Maori

By 2011, there were 9,977 Maori (New Zealand) speakers in Australia, representing <0.1% of the entire population.  Most Maori (New Zealand) speakers were born in New Zealand (80.8%), followed by Australia (13.7%). 

16.   Polish

By 2011, there were 50,695 Polish speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Polish speakers were born in Poland (68.1%), followed by Australia (22.8%).

17.   Portuguese

By 2011, there were 33,351 Portuguese speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Portuguese speakers were born in Portugal (34.2%), followed by Brazil (34.2%). 

18.   Punjabi

By 2011, there were 71,230 Punjabi speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Punjabi speakers were born in India (80.2%), followed by Australia (12.5%). 

19.   Russian

By 2011, there were 44,059 Russian speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Russian speakers were born in Russian Federation (33.1%), followed by Ukraine (18.3%).

20.   Serbian

By 2011, there were 55,114 Serbian speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Serbian speakers were born in Serbia (28.6%), followed by Australia (26.7%).

21.   Spanish

By 2011, there were 117,498 Spanish speakers in Australia, representing 0.5% of the entire population.  Most Spanish speakers were born in Australia (25.0%), followed by Chile (17.8%).

22.   Sinhalese

By 2011, there were 48,192 Sinhalese speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Sinhalese speakers were born in Sri Lanka (84.9%), followed by Australia (11.9%). 

23.   Thai

By 2011, there were 36,682 Thai speakers in Australia, representing 0.2% of the entire population.  Most Thai speakers were born in Thailand (81.2%), followed by Australia (15.0%). 

24.   Vietnamese

By 2011, there were 233,390 Vietnamese speakers in Australia, representing 1.1% of the entire population.  Most Vietnamese speakers were born in Vietnam (63.6%), followed by Australia (31.1%). 

25.   Turkish

By 2011, there were 59,623 Turkish speakers in Australia, representing 0.3% of the entire population.  Most Turkish speakers were born in Turkey (45.7%), followed by Australia (43.6%). 

*Language Profile Source: SBS Census Explorer2011 , Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011

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