The 11 languages of South Africa
South Africa is well-known for its apartheid era, the diversity of its people, and Afrikaans. But did you know that it also has 11 official languages? It is not surprising that in a country with such a diverse population there would also be a plethora of distinct languages.
Read on to find out how missionaries and apartheid actually helped these languages and ethnic communities to survive. Discuss the importance of being bilingual with your students and how languages change over time. Elicit from them any dialects or slang that might be native to their country.
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