posted on Mar, 29 2017 @ 03:46 PM
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
It is very much a creole language, which developed in the early years of colonisation in the Cape.
The bulk is Germanic, and usually Afrikaans speakers can communicate to an extent in Dutch, Flemish and German.
It also has words from Indonesian (they were once brought as political prisoners to the Cape) and indigenous Khoisan languages (Bushman and
It was once known as "kitchen Dutch", and although not a home language of the majority (that would be mainly isiZulu and isiXhosa) it's a widely used
language in South Africa.
I don't wanna flood a US and English-based forum with a foreign language, but I might share a popular song here and there.
edit on 29-3-2017 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)