Afrikaans (Eastern Cape dialect)

Afrikaans (Eastern Cape Dialect)

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The Eastern Cape dialect of Afrikaans is a theoretical, historical dialect of Afrikaans which may have existed prior to the Great Trek, and which may have influenced the language of the present-day Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions of South Africa.

The Eastern Cape dialect may have resulted from contact between Dutch and English settlers and the Xhosa tribes of the South and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa.

The dialect was named before the establishment of the current Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and should not be regarded as the dialect of that province.

The term Oosgrensafrikaans ("Afrikaans of the Eastern border") may also be used to refer to the Eastern Cape dialect or to some other historical language of that region.

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