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Fanagalo (ˈfænəɡələʊ) or
(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.
, 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.