Fanagalo


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Fanagalo

(ˈfænəɡələʊ) or

Fanakalo

n
(Languages) (in South Africa) a Zulu-based pidgin with English and Afrikaans components, esp associated with the mines
[C20: from Fanagalo fana go lo, literally: to be like this; compare Zulu fand to be like, ka-lo of this]
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We are here to talk," one official said in Fanagalo, a unique language spoken in mines which is a mix of English and various African tongues.
He keeps the name of his cafe as the Olympic Cafe out of respect for the former owner, and he speaks a mixture of isiZulu and Fanagalo to the black youngsters playing video games in his shop.
Because fanagalo is viewed by most blacks as the language of oppression and exploitation par excellence, it has not in fact become part of the mainstream.