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! AFRIKAANS !

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

  • Red Thorn - Simply Majestic Nature  by LivingWild
  • Zebra by Michael Rubin
  • Proud as Punch by Graeme Mockler
  • Great light and Leopard!! by jozi1
  • Giraffe Harmony of Freedom and Peace by LivingWild
  • The Bishop by Macky
  • A good looking couple by Graeme Mockler
  • Goggo/Insect range - Leopard Tortoise by Maree  Clarkson
  • Blyde River Canyon by Karine Radcliffe
  • A PERFECT DAY IN KRUGER by Magaret Meintjes
  • Beautifulness by Graeme Mockler
  • Mother and Child by Michael Rubin

About This Group

Hartlik welkom! A warm welcome!

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

KALENDERS / CALENDARS

(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, journals 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:

A Cheetah Cub by jozi1

ONS BANIERE vir ERKENNINGS en UITDAGINGS / OUR BANNERS for FEATURES and CHALLENGES:


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.

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

See the group rules and join this group here