Namibian Black German

Facts

  • Language: Namibian Black German
  • Alternate names: K├╝chendeutsch
  • Language code:
  • Language family: Creole, German Based
  • Number of speakers:
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Namibian Black German is a pidgin language formerly spoken in various parts of Namibia. It is a non-standardized variety. Namibian Black German is based on standard German. It was spoken mainly by Africans who served their colonial masters when Namibia was known as German South-West Africa but who did not learn standard German.

The language is almost extinct, and people have shifted to speak Afrikaans or English.

The verb

The verbs seem not to be inflected, but the infinitive is used.