Afrikaans national language and Afrikaans as a Second Language
Afrikaans speaking countries include both countries with Afrikaans national language and Afrikaans as a second language. Check if Afrikaans language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Afrikaans is national language of South Africa.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Afrikaans is second language of Namibia, South Africa.
The Afrikaans countries mentioned under Afrikaans Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Afrikaans language.
Afrikaans as minority language
Countries with Afrikaans as minority language are also included in Afrikaans speaking countries.
- Afrikaans is spoken as minority language in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Along with Afrikaans speaking countries check out Afrikaans speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Afrikaans speaking countries mainly lie in Africa.
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Afrikaans Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Afrikaans language are Afrikaans regulators. Afrikaans is regulated by Die Taalkommissie, National Languages Committee. The regulatory bodies of Afrikaans lie in Afrikaans speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Afrikaans:
- Afrikaans Language is a mixture of English, Dutch, German, French and some South African language like Xhosa.
- Afrikaans Language lacks case and gender distinctions.
The Afrikaans language is derived from Dutch Language and is closely related to Dutch Language.