English is the most widely used of South Africa's 11 official languages, but visitors are likely to encounter several regional tongues Afrikaans in the Western Cape, Xhosa in the Eastern Cape, Zulu in KwaZulu-Natal, Sotho in the Free State when traveling through the country. There's also a hybrid dialect called Fanagalo (do like this) that dates back to the days when black Africans were recruited for work in the white-owned
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gold mines. A traveler's guide to South Africa's many tongues:...