South African language, developed out of the Dutch spoken in the country since the first Dutch East India Company settlement in the Cape, established in 1652. Afrikaans was considered a dialect of Dutch – known as “Cape Dutch” – until recognised as a language in the late 19th century. From the Dutch for “African”.

They forced us to do Afrikaans in high school.


Afrikaans is a Low Franconian West Germanic language descended from Dutch and spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia. 

I would rather do an unprepared speech in Afrikaans that ukujola with you. 


Is a language created by dutch people, although in dutch translates to african it is not of that origin.

I just learned to speak afrikaans.

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