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af-N Hierdie gebruiker het kennis van Afrikaans op moedertaalvlak.
af-5 Hierdie gebruiker het professionele kennis van Afrikaans.
af-4 Hierdie gebruiker het kennis van Afrikaans op byna-moedertaalvlak.
af-3 Hierdie gebruiker het gevorderde kennis van Afrikaans.
af-2 Hierdie gebruiker het middelbare kennis van Afrikaans.
af-1 Hierdie gebruiker het basiese kennis van Afrikaans.
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Afrikaans is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken in most parts of the country. There are 5,983,426 (13.35 %) first language speakers of Afrikaans [2001 census data] in South Africa.

Afrikaans is the third most common language in South Africa. It is spoken by 13.5% of the population, or 6 855 082 people – mainly "coloured" and white South Africans. The language has its roots in 17th century Dutch, with influences from English, Malay, German, Portuguese, French, and some African languages. One of the first works of written Afrikaans was Bayaan-ud-djyn, an Islamic tract written in Arabic script by Abu Bakr.


  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Word: Bors
  • English Version: chest
  • Description: Bors means “Chest” the upper front part of the body of humans and some animals, between the stomach and the neck, containing the heart and lungs
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  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Word: Alle
  • English Version: all
  • Description: everything; total, whole; to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
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Further reading[edit]

  • Bilingo is an exciting new South African dictionary. Suitable for school, home and work, this valuable online resource offers a unique opportunity for anyone to broaden their vocabulary and to learn about South Africa's languages.


Botswana - Malawi - Republiek van Namibië - Suid-Afrika - Zambië