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Afrikaans language is also called Cape Dutch and is a western Germanic language of South Africa. English and Afrikaans are the only Indo-European languages in South Africa. This language is similar to Dutch and quite comparable when it comes to the two.
The South African ethnic group known as the Afrikaners descended from 17th century Dutch, German, and French settlers. The Afrikaners developed their own language based on interactions with the Asians and Africans. Three million people from South Africa identify themselves as Afrikaners.
South Africa has over 11 official languages and Afrikaans is one of them. Throughout the world, anywhere from 15-23 million people speak Afrikaans as a first or second language. Some English words are actually derived from the Afrikaans language such as: aardvark and meerkat.
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About the Afrikaans Language:
The Afrikaans language has its roots in the Dutch language that was spoken when early colonists were in Africa. The Afrikaans language still shares about 85% of its language with the Dutch. It is not uncommon for South African's and Dutch people to be able to communicate. Sometimes though, some things will not be understood as Afrikaans has added its own words to the vocabulary based on other countries languages, English being one. Afrikaans grammar is very different than Dutch. For example: Afrikaans does not have gender and case properties.
In 1933 a full translation of the Bible into Afrikaans was done.
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Afrikaans Language Facts:
- "Afrikaners" means "Africans" in Dutch
- Afrikaners have developed their language over the last 4 centuries
- Afrikaans was adopted by schools in 1914
- The Dutch Reformed Church adopted the language in 1919
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