Camtho

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A language of South Africa

Alternate Names
Iscamtho, Isicamtho, Tsotsitaal
Population

No known L1 speakers.

Location

Soweto, Johannesburg, urban settings.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Dialects

None known. Developed in the 1980s from the original Flaaitaal [fly], and sometimes called Tsotsitaal. Also described as a basically Zulu [zul] or Sotho language with heavy code switching and many English [eng] and Afrikaans [afr] content morphemes.

Language Use

Mainly used by young people.