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11. Posted by InfoAds (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi there
Please, if you don't have an answer, don't give incorrect advice. Afrikaans is widely spoken in South Africa as well as being spoken throughout the country. The majority of the population understands and/or speaks the language.

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Mel.

Hello Paul

I think the local language is Africans. It is a bit like Dutch.

Mel

no "Afrikaans" is only spoken in a small part. south-Africa has different dialects and languages. But English is spoken everywhere. so it depends in which language/dialect u want to have it translated.

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting jontydubb

Hi there
Please, if you don't have an answer, don't give incorrect advice. Afrikaans is widely spoken in South Africa as well as being spoken throughout the country. The majority of the population understands and/or speaks the language.

Yeah, most the population will be able to read 'slegs vir blankes', but that's about it Pik Botha would have liked it to be otherwise, but Afrikaans, despite many years of, er... 'encouragement', is a tiny minority language. Try Xhosa or Zulu for a large one. :)

FlatLandRocker (using Mels account)

13. Posted by THB (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Hi Paul,

In confirmation of several people's replies, South Africa has 11 official languages, English and Afrikaans being two of them. The others are basically different dialects of isiZulu and Sesotho. English is however widely spoken, even in the most remote parts of the country.

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