Essays on Afrikaans

Afrikaans As My Mother Tongue

As a young South African, I grew up in the heart of the countryside on a sheep farm. Within our small community, Afrikaans is our language for communication between one another. I grew up in my mother tongue called Afrikaans, that’s the language that shaped me into the person I am today. I grew up...
871 Words 2 Pages

Afrikaans: Current Language Policies Of South Africa

This paper will discuss the past and current language policies of South Africa and how the influence of English is aiding the demise of indigenous languages; shown through various articles and research from South African and other world linguistics. Currently, South Africa has eleven official languages. An official language can be defined as a language...
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Afrikaans: My Language Story

Hello, my name is Danielle. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. My mother tongue is Afrikaans, I also speak English fluently. My mother was born in Holland and has taught my siblings and me, from a young age, to read and speak Dutch. My father, however, was born in Pretoria and...
654 Words 1 Page
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