Afrikaans is an Indo-European language, derived from 17th century Dutch and classified as Low Franconian Germanic, mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia, with smaller numbers of speakers in Botswana, Angola, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia and Argentina. Due to emigration and migrant labour, there are possibly over 100,000 Afrikaans speakers in the United Kingdom, with other substantial communities found in Brussels, Amsterdam, Perth, Mount Isa, Toronto and Auckland. It is the primary language used by two related ethnic groups in South Africa: the Afrikaners and the Coloureds or kleurlinge or bruinmense (including Basters, Cape Malays and Griqua). (Ref: Wikipedia)
Afrikaans on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Afrikaans you may search by any of the following terms:
Africa African Africaner Afrikaan Afrikaans Boer Boers South Southern
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes. In some cases people will not know that they are using an Afrikaans word, so a search for 'South African' should be successful.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of apricot, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Afrikaans apricot' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'South African' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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