South African English
South African English (SAfrE, SAfrEng, SAE, en-ZA) is the dialect of English spoken by South Africans, with the first language English varieties spoken by Zimbabweans, Zambians, Swazilanders and Namib...
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List of lexical differences in South African English
This is a list of words used in mainstream South African English but not usually found in other dialects of the English language. For internationally common English words of South African origin, see ...
List of lexical differences in South African English - Wikipedia
Veldskoen
Veldskoen (or vellie, colloquial, veldskoene plural, alternately velskoens or velskoene plural; pronounced "FELL-skoons") are Southern African walking shoes made from vegetable-tanned leather or soft ...
Volkspele
Volkspele is a South African folk dance tradition.Directly translated, Volkspele means "folk-games" and can be translated to folk-dance. Folk-dance was the brain-child of South African Dr. SH Pellisie...
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Goffal
Goffal or Goffel is a popular term used for Coloureds, persons of mixed race from the former states of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The community includes ma...
Shebeen
A shebeen (Irish: síbín) was originally an illicit bar or club where excisable alcoholic beverages were sold without a licence. The term has spread far from its origins in Ireland, to Scotland, Ca...
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Uitlander
Uitlander, Afrikaans for "foreigner" (lit. "outlander"), was the name given to expatriate migrant workers during the Witwatersrand Gold Rush in the independent Transvaal Republic following the discove...
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Merweville
Merweville is a town located in Beaufort West Municipality, Western Cape.Village 45 km north-west of Prince Albert Road and 130 km south-east of Beaufort West. It was established on the farm...
Impi
Impi is a Zulu word for any armed body of men. However, in English it is often used to refer to a Zulu regiment, which is called an ibutho in Zulu. Its beginnings lie far back in historic tribal warfa...
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Predikant
Predikant [pred-ik-ant] is a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Predikant is the Afrikaans term for "pastor".The word 'predikant' is also used in the Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish l...
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Loxton, Northern Cape
Loxton is a town in the Karoo region of South Africa's Northern Cape province. It is a wool-producing centre in the Ubuntu Local Municipality of the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality and one of the...
Loxton, Northern Cape - Wikipedia
Okapi (knife)
The Okapi is a lockback or slipjoint knife originally produced in 1902 for export to Germany's colonies in Africa. The knife takes its name from the giraffe-like central African okapi.Okapi knives are...
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Madiba shirt
A Madiba shirt is a batik silk shirt, usually adorned in a bright and colourful print. Batik is originally from Indonesia, and has been claimed as cultural heritage of Indonesia by UNESCO. It has beco...
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Droëwors
Droëwors (/ˈdruːəvɔrs/; Afrikaans lit. "dry sausage") is a Southern African snack food, based on the traditional, coriander-seed spiced boerewors sausage. It is usually made from dun wors (Afr. "th...
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Compassberg
Compassberg (Afrikaans: Kompasberg), is a mountain peak of the Sneeuberge range in South Africa. It is located 55 km due north of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province. At 2504 metres, i...
Koeksister
A koeksister (or koe'sister) derives from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to "cookie". There are two popular versions of this South African syrup-coated doughnut: an Afrikaner version which is...
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Boerewors
Boerewors ([ˈbuːrəvors]) is a type of sausage popular in South African cuisine. The name is derived from the Afrikaans words boer ("farmer") and wors ("sausage"). Boerewors must contain at least 90 pe...
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Laager
A laager, (English: leaguer) also known as a wagon fort, is a mobile fortification made of wagons arranged into a rectangle, a circle or other shape and possibly joined with each other, an improvi...
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People of the Karoo
People of the Karoo refers to notable individuals who come (or came) from, or whose lives have included substantial engagement with, the area known as the Karoo. The Karoo is a widespread physiographi...
InDuna
InDuna (plural: izinDuna) is a Zulu title meaning advisor, great leader, ambassador, headman, or commander of group of warriors. It can also mean spokesperson or mediator as the izinDuna often acted ...
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Knobkierrie
A Knobkierie, also spelled knobkerrie, knopkierie or knobkerry, is a form of club used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing a...
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Nelspoort
Nelspoort is a town located in Beaufort West Local Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa.The town of Nelspoort lies at the foot of the Nuweveld Mountains, 50 kilometres north-east of Beaufort...
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Kaffir (racial term)
The word kaffir is used in South Africa to refer to a black person. Now widely considered an offensive ethnic slur, it was formerly a neutral term for South African blacks.The word is derived from the...
Luckhoff
Lückhoff is a small merino sheep farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established on the farm Koffiekuil in 1892 and named after a Dutch Reformed Church minister Reverend HJ...
Spoor (animal)
Spoor is any sign of a creature or trace by which the progress of someone or something may be followed. A spoor may include tracks, scents, scat, or broken foliage. Spoor is useful for discovering or ...
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Zef
Zef is a South African counter-culture movement.
The word zef is an Afrikaans slang word, which roughly translates to the English word common. Jack Parow, in an interview, describes the movement a...
Biltong
Biltong is a variety of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern Africa. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms...
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Vuvuzela
The vuvuzela /vuːvuːˈzɛlə/, also known as lepatata Mambu (its Tswana name), is a plastic horn, about 65 centimetres (2 ft) long, which produces a loud monotone note, typically around B♭ 3 ...
Vuvuzela - Wikipedia
Rondavel
A rondavel (from the Afrikaans word rondawel) is a westernised version of the African-style hut.The rondavel is usually round or oval in shape and is traditionally made with materials that can be loca...
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Indaba
An indaba is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu or Xhosa peoples of South Africa. (Such meetings are also practiced by the Swazi, who refer to them using the clo...