Gail

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A language of South Africa

Population

No known L1 speakers.

Location

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

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Dialects

In Johannesburg more English based, in Pretoria more Afrikaans [afr] based. May be related to Polari [pld] in the United Kingdom.

Language Use

20,000 L2 speakers. L1 is English [eng] or Afrikaans [afr].

Other Comments

An in-group language.