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Afrikaans Language

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Afrikaans speaking countries. Afrikaans Countries </>
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Countries where Afrikaans is an official language. Countries
South Africa
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Total count of countries where Afrikaans is official language. Total No. Of Countries
1
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14
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Countries where Afrikaans is a native language. National Language
South Africa
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Countries where Afrikaans language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Namibia, South Africa
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Continent wise Afrikaans speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa
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Countries where small group of people speak Afrikaans language. Minority Language
Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Afrikaans language. Regulated By
Die Taalkommissie, National Languages Committee
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Interesting facts about Afrikaans language. Interesting Facts
  • Afrikaans Language is a mixture of English, Dutch, German, French and some South African language like Xhosa.
  • Afrikaans Language lacks case and gender distinctions.
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The language to which Afrikaans is similar. Similar To
Dutch Language
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The language through which Afrikaans is derived from. Derived From
Dutch Language
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Set of letters used in Afrikaans language. Afrikaans Alphabets </>
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Image of Afrikaans alphabets. Alphabets in Afrikaans
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
32
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14
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Afrikaans phonology is the study of sounds in Afrikaans language. Afrikaans Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
15
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13
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
17
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7
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Writing system used by Afrikaans language. Afrikaans Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which Afrikaans language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Afrikaans Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
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Is Afrikaans hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Afrikaans Language Levels
3
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2
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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6
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Basic useful phrases in Afrikaans Language. Afrikaans Greetings </>
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HELLO in Afrikaans. Hello
hallo
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THANK YOU in Afrikaans. Thank You
Dankie
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HOW ARE YOU? in Afrikaans. How Are You?
Hoe gaan dit
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GOOD NIGHT in Afrikaans. Good Night
goeie nag
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GOOD EVENING in Afrikaans. Good Evening
Goeienaand
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Afrikaans. Good Afternoon
Goeie middag
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GOOD MORNING in Afrikaans. Good Morning
goeie more
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PLEASE in Afrikaans. Please
asseblief
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SORRY in Afrikaans. Sorry
jammer
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BYE in Afrikaans. Bye
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I LOVE YOU in Afrikaans. I Love You
Ek het jou lief
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EXCUSE ME in Afrikaans. Excuse Me
Verskoon my
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Afrikaans Dialects </>
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Variety of Afrikaans language. Dialect 1
Kaapse Afrikaans
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Not Available
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Variety of Afrikaans language. Dialect 2
Oranjeriverafrikaans
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Not Available
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Variety of Afrikaans language. Dialect 3
Baster Afrikaans
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Namibia
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
3
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4
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Total count of people speaking Afrikaans language. How Many People Speak Afrikaans? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
19.00 million
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43
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
7.10 million
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58
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Number of people speaking Afrikaans as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
10.30 million
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21
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Local name of Afrikaans language in it’s own script. Native Name
Afrikaans
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Alias or other names of Afrikaans Language. Alternative Names
Cape Dutch
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Name of Afrikaans in French Language. French Name
afrikaans
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Name of Afrikaans in German Language. German Name
Afrikaans
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
[ɐfriˈkɑːns]
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Afrikaners
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History of Afrikaans language. Afrikaans History </>
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Evolution period of Afrikaans language. Origin
17th Century
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Indo-European Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Germanic
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Western
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Afrikaans language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
Cape dutch or kitchen dutch
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Standard Afrikaans
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Signed Afrikaans (signs of SASL)
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Scope of Afrikaans language Scope
Individual
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Afrikaans language code. Afrikaans Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Afrikaans language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
af
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Afrikaans language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Afrikaans language. ISO 639 2/T
afr
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Afrikaans language. ISO 639 2/B
afr
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Afrikaans language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
afr
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Afrikaans language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
afrs
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
afri1274
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Afrikaans language. Linguasphere
52-ACB-ba
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Types of Afrikaans Language. Types of Language
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Type of Afrikaans language. Language Type
Living
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Afrikaans Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb
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Afrikaans Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Analytic

Origin of Afrikaans language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Afrikaans language is one of the Most Difficult Languages. The origin of Afrikaans language states that it was put to use in 17th Century. The history of Afrikaans language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Afrikaans Language History. The evolution of Afrikaans language began with early forms such as Cape dutch or kitchen dutch. Standard Afrikaans is the standard form of Afrikaans language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Afrikaans Language.

Afrikaans population

Afrikaans population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Afrikaans language. Afrikaans language is spoken by 19.00 million people in the world. Most of the Afrikaans population lies in the Afrikaans Speaking Countries. Afrikaans language is spoken as first language by 7.10 million people and as second language by about 10.30 million people. Get to know Afrikaans speaking population in detail.

Afrikaans writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Afrikaans writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Afrikaans language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Afrikaans language. Learn more about . 

Information about Afrikaans language

Check out all the information about Afrikaans language here. You may find it interesting to learn Afrikaans Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Afrikaans Speaking Countries, Afrikaans speaking continents and Afrikaans Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Afrikaans countries knowing common Afrikaans Greetings will help you in communicating with Afrikaans people.