Afrikaans Language

Afrikaans (UK: , US: ) is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland (Hollandic dialect) spoken by the Dutch settlers in South Africa, where it gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the course of the 18th century. Hence, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and the youngest of the Germanic languages as well as one of the youngest languages in general. Although Afrikaans has adopted words from other languages, including German and the Khoisan languages, an estimated 90 to …



INN: Inanna Publications and Education Inc. · 25 April 2014 English

In The Witchdoctor's Bones a group of tourists gather in Namibia. Some have come to holiday, others to murder. Canadian Kate ditches her two-timing boyfriend and heads to Africa on …

language, the the witchdoctor’s bones 47 Afrikaans language, you must wait for me here. I am going to

UTP: University of Toronto Press · 2006 English

Since the 1950s when most African countries gained political independence, schooling has presented very difficult challenges. In the discussion of these challenges, however, the issue of diversity has received relatively …

nine African languages, English, and the Afrikaans language) and a new policy for schools on the Threads

UTP: University of Toronto Press · 1998 English

In these lectures, Davenport explores what he calls 'one of the most remarkable turnabouts in history,' the recent dramatic events in South Africa. He begins by looking at the changes …

was angered by the declining role of the Afrikaans language in public life generally; but as with its

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