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A language of South Africa

Population

No known L1 speakers. L2 users: 20,000.

Location

Mainly Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Port Elizabeth.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Dialects

None known. In Johannesburg more English based, in Pretoria more Afrikaans [afr] based. May be related to Polari [pld] in the United Kingdom.

Language Use

Also use Afrikaans [afr], English [eng].

Other Comments

An in-group language.