• Language: Oorlams
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: oor
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Germanic, Northwest Germanic, West Germanic, Macro-Dutch, Middle-Modern Dutch, Modern Dutch, Global Dutch, Afrikaansic
  • Creole language
  • Number of speakers: 32000
  • Script:

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    Oorlams is an Afrikaans based creole language spoken in the Republic of South Africa and Namibia, by the Oorlam people.

    Some scholars consider Afrikaans a creole language, so Oorlams would be a creolized creole language. Idependently of whether Afrikaans is to be regarded as a creole of Dutch or not, certain sectors of the non-white population speak a variety of Afrikaans called Oorlams, dialects which betray a greater number of creole features than standard Afrikaans.

    The Oorlams Verb