Updated: January 2024
VILLAM is a full-service language service provider working for businesses and individuals from all over the world. We translate and localize to and from over 60+ languages, including all the major European, Asian, American, African and Middle Eastern languages. Still, Eastern European languages are our focus.
In the 7-year period between 2017 and 2024 VILLAM has translated over 25 million Hungarian words to the languages of neighboring countries. This is what you can see on the animated bar chart above (thanks to the visualization of Flourish).
What are the Eastern European Languages?
Roughly the size of a US state, Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe bordered by Slovakia and Austria to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Slovenia to the west, and Croatia and Serbia to the south. Eastern Europe is not easily classified, but in general, it is the Eastern region of the continent of Europe. Most of the languages of Eastern Europe are part of the Indo-European language family. They are further classified as Balto-Slavic languages.
List of Eastern European languages
Armenian | Czech | Lithuanian | Russian | Albanian | Estonian | Macedonian | Serbian | Belarusian | Georgian | Moldovan | Slovak | Bosnian | Hungarian | Montenegrin | Slovenia | Bulgarian | Kazakh | Polish | Ukrainian | Croatian | Latvian | Romanian
When VILLAM created the above statistics and the chart, we had to take away major Western European Languages, first and foremost English and German, but also French, Italian and Spanish. If we displayed all translated languages in the same chart, Eastern European languages would have represented the short part of the bars and the dynamic changes we experienced wouldn’t be visible. Slovak, Romanian, Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Slovenian are the languages of our neighboring countries and we wanted to see (and show to our linguist partners) how we handled those 25 million words together.