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There is a possibility that Pretoria, the capital of South Africa may have it’s name changed to Tshwane. This is considering that many South African cities which have Afrikaner origin are having their names changed to Afrikaans. Many English words such as meerkat, aardvark, and trek are derived from Afrikaans. The white rhinoceros derives its name from a corruption of the Afrikaans name weit (which means wide) to describe its wide jaws rather than its color. With the [...]
Afrikaans – a language which developed from Dutch – is one which is not heard often outside its homeland of South Africa. Like many countries around the world, South Africans often have to content themselves with imported films and other media – in other words, Hollywood productions translated into local languages. But a new resurgence in locally produced, Afrikaans films is now giving South Africans something a little more homegrown to entertain themselves [...]
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Afrikaans is an Indo-European language spoken mainly in South Africa by about 10 million speakers. Afrikaans and Dutch are to a very large extent mutually intelligible, although they have separate spelling standards.
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Many thanks to Jon McKenna for the last updates, and also to Adam, Willem and Ettore for sending us their lists.
List status: © Freelang / Jon McKenna
Afrikaans > English: 11,265 words
English > Afrikaans: 12,089 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997
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