This group is for South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and neighbouring countries in AFRICA. Written work only in Afrikaans. ART and PHOTOGRAPHY. PLEASE ADD "AFRICA" OR "SOUTH AFRICA" IN YOUR DESCRIPTION.

Recent Work

  • Don't Swallow YOur Eyebals by Graeme M
  • SOmething About Those Eyes.... by Graeme M
  • Sunflower beauty by Maree Clarkson
  • Hydrangeas in a tin by Maree Clarkson
  • Aloe ferox in my garden by Maree Clarkson
  • 'n Geseënde Kersfees! by Maree Clarkson
  • A BRight Future by Graeme M
  • Spread YOur Wings And Fly by Graeme M
  • On the banks of the dam by Maree Clarkson
  • A farmouse in Magaliesburg by Maree Clarkson
  • MAgick Wand by Graeme M
  • Life Is A LEarning Curve by Graeme M

About This Group

Hartlik welkom! A warm welcome!

‘n Groep vir almal. Skryfwerk, groetekaartjies en woorde op T-hemde moet Afrikaans wees. Foto’s en kuns: alles wat veband hou met AFRIKA.

Datum waarop groep begin het: 12 September 2010.
Starting date of AFRIKAANS: 12 September 2010.

Lees asb. ons reëls hier
Please read our rules here


(kom maak jou eie / create your own)

This group is open to anyone, (even if you don’t live in Africa) but all writing on images and T-shirts must be in AFRIKAANS.

Photos and artwork welcome: wildlife, nature, anything African – PLEASE STATE THIS IN YOUR DESCRIPTION.

Our avatar is / Ons kenteken is:

Scarlet Chested Sunbird by jozi1


Some useful info: Afrikaans is a West Germanic language, mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. It is a daughter language of Dutch, originating in its 17th century dialects, collectively referred to as Cape Dutch.

Although Afrikaans borrowed from languages such as Malay, Portuguese, French, the Bantu languages or the Khoisan languages, an estimated 90 to 95 percent of Afrikaans vocabulary is ultimately of Dutch origin. Therefore, differences with Dutch often lie in a more regular morphology, grammar, and spelling of Afrikaans. There is a large degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages—especially in written form—although it is easier for Dutch-speakers to understand Afrikaans than the other way around.

With about 6 million native speakers in South Africa, or 13.3 percent of the population, it is the third most spoken mother tongue in the country. It has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all official languages, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language. It is the majority language of the western half of South Africa—the provinces of the Northern Cape and Western Cape—and the primary language of the coloured and white communities.

In neighbouring Namibia, Afrikaans is spoken in 11 percent of households, mainly concentrated in the capital Windhoek and the southern regions of Hardap and Karas. Widely spoken as a second language, it is a lingua franca of Namibia.

While the number of total speakers of Afrikaans is unknown, estimates range between 15 and 23 million.

South Africa is here at the bottom tip of Africa.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. -Nelson Mandela

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