Afrikaans (Western Cape Dialect)
The Western Cape dialect of Afrikaans is a dialect of Afrikaans that seems to have existed prior to the Great Trek, and which most probably influenced the language of the present-day Western Cape region of South Africa.
The dialect was named before the establishment of the current Western Cape province of South Africa, and should not be regarded as the dialect of that province per se.
The term Kaapse Afrikaans ("Cape Afrikaans") is sometimes erroneously used to refer to the entire Western Cape dialect; it is more commonly used for a particular sociolect spoken in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa.
Kaapse Afrikaans was once spoken by all population groups however became increasingly restricted to the Cape Coloured ethnic group in Cape Town and environs.
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