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.
The nearest thing to a common Bantu language is probably Fanagalo, which is a mixture of many languages (analogous to Swahili or Chilapalapa).
The most obvious - though not the most felicitous - example is that of the development and use of what is called fanagalo, the pidgin that is still widely used in the mines and on many farms in the north and the east of the country.