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Month: February 2018

Word power: Afrikaans and Afrikaners

Most commonly-held notions about this southern African language are simply wrong.

Ironically, those notions are the fruit of prejudice.

Many who sneer at the language do so because they believe Afrikaans is somehow “tainted” –  a “white” tongue, still stubbornly clung to by a “racist” minority.

In fact, in South Africa today, the majority of “first language” speakers of Afrikaans are not white people, not Afrikaners.

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