What is another word for South African Dutch?

5 synonyms found


[ sˈa͡ʊθ ˈafɹɪkən dˈʌt͡ʃ], [ sˈa‍ʊθ ˈafɹɪkən dˈʌt‍ʃ], [ s_ˈaʊ_θ ˈa_f_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_n d_ˈʌ_tʃ]

South African Dutch is a language spoken by descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa. It is also known as Afrikaans, which is a combination of Dutch, English, and African languages. Other synonyms for South African Dutch include Cape Dutch, Nederlands, and South African Afrikaans. Cape Dutch is an older term for the language used during the colonial period in South Africa. Nederlands is the Dutch word for the language, while South African Afrikaans is another term used to distinguish it from other regional varieties of Afrikaans. South African Dutch is an important part of South African history and culture, and continues to be spoken by millions of people in the country today.

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There are about 1.5 million people of Dutch ancestry in South Africa. Most of these people live in the Cape Town metropolitan area, and smaller numbers can also be found in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Bloemfontein.

Dutch settlers began arriving in South Africa in the late 1600s, when the Dutch East India Company established a trading post at the Cape of Good Hope. Over the next century or so, the Dutch community grew steadily, as Dutch traders and settlers married local women and started families.

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