Afrikaans language resources – Language Links Database

Afrikaans – is a West Germanic language, spoken in South Africa and Namibia, and to a lesser extent in Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is an offshoot of several Dutch dialects spoken by the mainly Dutch settlers of what is now South Africa, where it gradually began to develop independently in the course of the 18th century. Hence, historically, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as “Cape Dutch” (a term also used to refer collectively to the early Cape settlers) or “kitchen Dutch” (a derogatory term used to refer to Afrikaans in its earlier days). 

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Native speakers: 7.2 million (2011 census), Total: 15–23 million

Official language in: South Africa

Afrikaans Grammar and Pronunciation

  •  ILanguages is designed to teach you and help you learn Afrikaans for free through vocabularyphrasesgrammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer).
  • - contains free online Afrikaans language courses. The lessons have audio recorded by native Afrikaans speakers. It will help you to start to learn the Afrikaans language. It is aimed at beginner level language learners and anyone who plans to visit South Africa. Included are basic grammar lessons, simple words and phrases in the Afrikaans language as well as links to resources and further information about Afrikaans.
  • - courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Afrikaans grammar.
  •  101 Languages - vocabulary, phrases and pronunciation.

Afrikaans Vocabulary

Afrikaans Reading Materials

Afrikaans Dictionaries

Afrikaans Listening and Video Resources

TV / Video / Movies


  • - List of over 23 Afrikaans radio stations

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