In simple terms Fanakalo means ‘like this’. Fanakalo originated in the sugar industry of KwaZulu Natal as a result of Indians trying to learn English and Zulu at . Fanagalo was established as a lingua franca between between speakers of various It is easy to learn this language, yet it is important to note that it is not a . digital content library media solutions and live learning training tools. GROH™ Live Learning . the Future Series. We All Win: Fanagalo™ Training Program. 1.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Don’t learn fanagalo it’s an insult to the proper language.

I said the sparrow Because of the bow and arrow of mine, I killed Cocky Lobin. Which part of SA are you in? The mines were multicultural places where fanagall from different regions needed to learn to communicate with each other quickly.

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Joined Jul 28, Messages Home News Alphabets Phrases Search. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me. You have to remember that in the mines of S.

Numbers in Fanagalo

I mean, it inculcates a different culture in the mines. Information about Fanagalo http: Pooky Garfield’s Teddy Jul 9, Thread starter Nicodeamus Start date Jul 8, I’m finding it difficult to get literature on the internet or any basic language books. According to Monocle Magazineit is the only known pidgin that is based on a non-colonial language.


Status Not open for further replies. The name Fanagalo means something like “do it like this”. According lwarn South African news site iol. Joined Dec 24, Messages 8, Albereth Honorary Master Jul 9, It is used as a lingua franca between people who come from various countries and have no other common language.

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What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. You’re gonna struggle to learn fanagalo unless you plan on spending some time in the mines.

Numbers in Fanagalo

F or at least the past century, miners in South Africa have spoken a unique language all their own, called Fanagalo. Skywalker42 Senior Member Jul 9, Joined Dec 16, Messages 24, Although it was a language of commands, it was also a sign of respect from white people in the time of apartheid.

Apple speak fanagalo, you just add “i” to the beginning of every word. It has about 2, words. Learn something new everyday. In addition to Zulu, it also has some vocabulary from English and Afrikaans. Joined Mar 24, Messages 4, Alphabetical index Language family index. So it really depends where you are. View our privacy policy here. That would influence whoch African launguage you would learn.


Glottolog – Fanagalo

My father was a foreman in the platinum mine and learnt fanagalo. Information about Fanagalo Numbers. If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donationor by contributing in other ways. Click on any of the numbers that are links blue to hear them spoken. Firstly i have to say: Joined Jan 17, Messages 44, I was always under the impression that Xhosa was the most spoken language in SA aside maybe from English?

Home News Alphabets Phrases Search. I’ve been doing some work on in the construction industry, and I found English surprisingly to be very limited and useless apart from the fact that every 2nd tool is named in English, I hardly find people who speak itwhen the workers do speak it it surely isn’t the Oxford dialect.