The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Afrikaans

8 Words Listed


Afrikaans Language Notes

Afrikaans is an Indo-European language spoken in South Africa and Namibia.

The most infamous word from this language is "apartheid", which spawned a political system where voting rights depended on skin colour. Several animal words and the historical term "trek" (originally applied to a journey in wagons) complete the set of words.


WordMeaningNotes
aardvark   An animal.
apartheid separateness  
commando    
scoff eat voraciously  
slim small, inferior  
springbok   A type of antelope.
trek journey by wagon  
wildebeest   An animal.

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