Afrikaans is classified as an Indo-European language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. It has its origins in the Dutch language, as it is a variant of the Dutch spoken by the 17th century colonists. In the past Afrikaans was referred to as African Dutch. Due to emmigration a substantial number of Afrikaans speakers can be found in many European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Map of Afrikaans language speakers.
Map of Afrikaans language speakers.

Basic stats

First language : 6 million

Second language : 10 million

Main Countries: South Africa, Namibia

ISO 639-3 Code: afr

Language Sample

Alle menslike wesens word vry, met gelyke waardigheid en regte, gebore. Hulle het rede en gewete en behoort in die gees van broederskap teenoor mekaar op te tree.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Afrikaans:

Die doodskleed het geen sakke nie meaning
He who dies cannot take any property with him to the afterlife

Wie nie waag nie, wen nie
He who doesn't take risks, doesn't win

n Mak hond buit die seerste
A tame dog's bite hurts the most

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Afrikaans:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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