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Languages Of South Africa

from Adventurous Kate

Offbeat Guide to Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most visually spectacular and culturally unique cities I have ever visited. It's the cornerstone of a South Africa trip and a cit

from Kid World Citizen

Children's Books about South Africa

#kidlit #globaled Explore South Africa through Children's Books: learn about the languages, kids living in cities and rural areas, on the coast, outside of mines, and playing soccer. Beautiful illustrations and stories.


Reason: The country with the most official languages is the Republic of South Africa with 11. These are: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, siSwati, isiNdebele and Tshivenda. India has 18 languages that are recognised by its constitution and can be considered as official, however the difference is that each language is recognised as the official language of a certain area e.g Kashmiri in Kashmir.


A truly South African legend - David Kramer! Rooi velle He began his music career in the mid-1970s, singing at folk clubs and campus concerts in South Africa. David pioneered the use of Cape Afrikaans and South African English in his lyrics, often using both languages in the same song. He focused on small town South Africa and employed a gritty realism and dark satire to tell his stories and describe his characters and then he wrote musicals.....


"Chommie" is a South African term meaning "friend". Originates from isiXhosa, one of South Africa's 11 official languages, which also happens to be Mandela's home language.