About Afrikaans Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Afrikaans is a West Germanic language. The language is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia. It is also spoken in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe but it is a lesser spoken language in these countries. The Afrikaans language is also called Cape Dutch. It was developed by 17th-century Dutch. Afrikaans and English are the only languages that are the official languages of South Africa. Afrikaans is very similar to Dutch, but there are clear differences between the two. It differs from Standard Dutch and has a different sound system. Afrikaans was adopted in schools in 1914. It was also the official language in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1919. distinct Afrikaans literature also gained a lot of popularity in the 20th century. The translation of the Bible is also available in Afrikaans and it was first was published in 1933.