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oa Alternation - Wietie: The Emergence and Development of Tsotsitaal in South Africa

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757

 

Abstract

Tsotsitaal is essentially a language made up of elements of Afrikaans and other languages spoken in South Africa. As a pidgin, it developed rapidly as a means of verbal communication between people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds in the urban milieux. Many people have always understood the term 'wietie' to mean to be able to communicate in Tsotsitaal. Variants of Tsotsitaal have been spoken widely in townships along the Reef from Randfontein to Springs.

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2019-08-25

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