Afrikaans Literature

Afrikaans literature is literature written in Afrikaans. Its heyday lasted from the standardization of the Afrikaans language on 14 August 1875 to the early 20th century. Afrikaans is a daughter language of Dutch and is spoken by the majority of people in the Western Cape of South Africa. Afrikaans used to be one of the two official languages of South Africa, (the other was English,) but it currently shares the status of an "official language" with more than ten other languages.

Afrikaans is the language of the Afrikaners, many of them descendants of the Dutch. Afrikaans was encouraged by the Society of Real Afrikaners. There is an Afrikaans Language Monument which was established in 1975 in Paarl, South Africa.

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