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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Miners’ dictionary: English/Fanakalo

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Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. I stand corrected though. In Zimbabwe it is known as Chilapalapa, and is influenced by Shona. F or at least the past century, miners in South Africa have spoken a unique language all their own, called Fanagalo.


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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. However, the communication barriers that existed before are not nearly as much fanagali a problem now, and the next generation of miners feels that Fanagalo has outlived its usefulness. Home News Alphabets What is writing?

One of the reasons could be the multi language conundrum, especially for Gr.

South African Languages | Fanagalo

Rahter ask them to teach u or your collegues. Although it was a language of commands, it was also a sign of fanagalk from white people in the time of apartheid.

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If not in the Kwazulu-Natal area, Fnagalo is probably your best bet -depending. My father was a foreman in the platinum mine and learnt fanagalo. Big Giveaway – Win prizes worth R3, Up in Africa, Swahili is used in schools, to accommodate all those different cultures.

In Zambia it is called Cikabanga, and has influences from Bemba. JungleBoy Expert Member Jul 9, Joined Jan 26, Messages 8, You are losing out on amazing benefits because you are not a member.


Which part of SA are you in? Joined Jan 17, Messages 44, Apple speak fanagalo, you just add “i” to the beginning of every word.

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Joined Apr 18, Messages 4, 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.

Information about Fanagalo Numbers. You’re gonna struggle to learn fanagalo unless you plan on spending some time in the mines. Don’t learn fanagalo it’s an insult to the proper language. Pooky Garfield’s Teddy Jul 9, If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donationor by contributing in other ways.

Omniglot is how I make my living. Fanagalo is spoken mainly among miners of gold, diamonds, coal and copper in South Africa. Zulu is only really useful in KZN. Joined Apr 26, Messages 15, Joined Dec 16, Messages 24,