Fanakalo

Fanakalo

[fah-nuh-kuh-loh, fah-nuh-kuh-loh]
noun
a lingua franca based on English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu, used especially in the mines of South Africa.
Also, Fanagalo [fah-nuh-guh-loh, fah-nuh-guh-loh] .


Origin:
1945–50; < Fanakalo (kuluma) fana ga lo (to speak) like this < Zulu

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Fanagalo or Fanakalo (ˈfænəɡələʊ)
 
n
(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]
 
Fanakalo or Fanakalo
 
n
 
[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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