Afrikaans

Afrikaans, is a Germanic language, originated by 17th century Dutch settlers in Africa. However, since its grammar deviates so much from other Germanic languages, linguists classify it as Low Franconian West Germanic. Today it is spoken by about 5 million people. In Africa, besides South Africa and Namibia, it is spoken in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Swaziland. In South Africa, mainly North and West of the Cape, it is spoken by the Afrikaners and the Basters, Cape Malays, and Griqua. In South Namibia, it is spoken as the first language. Outside Africa, it is spoken by small emigrant groups in the Netherlands, Argentina, New Zealand, Austria, United Kingdom and Canada. The Dutch East India Company began to colonize southwestern South Africa after 1652 and Afrikaans evolved among the early Dutch speaking settlers and the indentured workers and slaves. Most of the settlers were from the Netherlands, but there were also Germans, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Scots among them. The indentured workers and slaves were mainly Malagasies, Malays, and Asians. In addition, the indigenous Khoi and Bushmen were enslaved. Afrikaans also contained influences from regional dialects originating from the North, East and West regions of the Cape. As a way of regulating the language, Standard Afrikaans was later introduced, and this has streamlined the dialectical variations in Afrikaans. WorldTVRadio Tuner radio station in Afrikaans broadcasts Kanaal 7-Channel 7 from Windhoek in Namibia. Regardless of your interests, you’re likely to find it on this unique internet streaming service. Try it complimentary today. Simply click a station and press the “launch” button for an extensive variety of radio programs in Afrikaans.



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Kanaal 7 - Channel 7NamibiaAdult Cont.16Windhoek0

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