Afrikaans

Afrikaans is a West Germanic-based creole language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland spoken by the European settlers and their slaves in South Africa, where it gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the course of the 18th century. It is considered to be a developed Creole Language. Afrikaans Linguistics Researchers maintain that Afrikaans, originally being a peasant language is only partially-creole.


Afrikaans is a West Germanic-based creole language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland spoken by the European settlers and their slaves in South Africa, where it gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the course of the 18th century. It is considered to be a developed Creole Language. Afrikaans Linguistics Researchers maintain that Afrikaans, originally being a peasant language is only partially-creole.
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