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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Planisa is a Fanakalo (mining lingua franca) injunction, entreating miners to deploy their skills and ingenuity to tackle the day-to-day problems posed by the endemic uncertainties and organisational dysfunctions of mining.
Fanakalo, used by mineworkers and on sugar plantations in South Africa).
The African child was encouraged, sometimes in the name of language progress, to speak a fanakalo language - that is, a crossbreed language blending English and Afrikaans and one or more African tongues.