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The Nuremberg-based translation agency AP Fachübersetzungen offers its clients translation and interpreting services into/from the Bulgarian language. We provide high-quality document translation in technical, medical and legal fields, as well as certified translation services into/from Bulgarian.

 

The Bulgarian Language: Statistics and Facts

The Bulgarian language is the official language of the Republic of Bulgaria, and is spoken by the vast majority of people in the country. The total number of speakers of Bulgarian is about 10 million people.

Together with Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian and Macedonian, it is part of a subgroup of South Slavic languages within the ​​Indo-European language family. Bulgarian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and has specific features not common to other Slavic languages: the absence of cases and the nominative form of the verb, as well as the use of articles.

 

Countries where Bulgarian is spoken:

Bulgaria

Romania

Slovakia

Ukraine

Russia

Turkey

Greece

Macedonia

 

History of the Bulgarian Language

The origin of the word "Bulgarian" is associated with the name of a Turkic tribe - the Bulgars, or Proto-Bulgarians. In 680 AD, the Bulgars subjugated the Slavic population in the territory of modern north-eastern Bulgaria, but were quickly assimilated by the Slavs, leaving a nominal influence on the Bulgarian language only through a small number of Turkisms. The history of the Bulgarian language is divided into three periods: Old Bulgarian, which is very close to Old Slavonic (10th to 11th century), Middle Bulgarian (12th to 15th century) and New Bulgarian (from the 16th century onward). The formation of the modern Bulgarian literary language can be dated to 1820 -1830, when interest in the problems of public education were stirred up in the country. The origins of the modern Bulgarian language are in the national revival (the second half of the 18th century), which was marked by the publication of "Slav-Bulgarian History" by Paisii Hilendarski in 1762.

 

Interesting Facts about Bulgaria:

- Bulgaria is the oldest ethnic state in Europe.

- Bulgarians were the first of the Slavic peoples to adopt Christianity.

- Bulgarians are very unpunctual. They are often late, and that is normal for them.

- Bulgarians were the first to use the Cyrillic alphabet after its appearance in the 9th century.

- In ancient times, the territory of modern Bulgaria was part of the historical region of Thrace; these lands were home to Spartacus.

- When Bulgarians twist their head from side to side, it means 'yes' and when they nod, it means 'no'.

 

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For more information about our translations from/into Bulgarian please call +49 (0) 911 - 650 08 650 (Nuremberg) or send your request by e-mail to info@ap-fachuebersetzungen.de, and we will contact you as soon as possible.