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Afrikaans is a language of South Africa. Roughly 13% of the population there speak it as a first language.

Afrikaans is a language spoken mainly in South Africa (where it is one of the official languages) and the southern part of Namibia. It developed from Dutch, which had been taken there by settlers in the late 17th Century. Afrikaans had developed into a distinct language by the 19th century, although Afrikaans and Dutch are still largely mutually intelligible.

There are around 6 million speakers in total, in at least 12 territories.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Afrikaans as a first language that live in that territory.

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