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Learn Afrikaans

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Where Is It Spoken?

South Africa

Namibia

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Germanic

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Fun facts about Afrikaans

There's an Afrikaans expression 'moenie die hoender ruk nie' (literally don’t shake the chicken) which means don’t overdo it!

The sportswear brand Reebok is named after the Afrikaans word for an antelope, rooibok.

The words aardvark, trek and commando all come from Afrikaans.

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