Afrikaans retains some features of 18th century Dutch, together with vocabulary from various Bantu and Khoisan languages and also from Portugese and Malay.
Speakers of Afrikaans can understand Dutch, though Dutch speakers tend to need a while to tune into Afrikaans.
Afrikaans, written with the Latin alphabet, started to appeared in newspapers and political and religious works in about 1850.
Then in 1875 a group of Afrikaans speakers from the Cape formed the (Society for Real Afrikaners), and published a number of books in Afrikaans, including grammars, dictionaries, religious material and histories. During the early years of the 20th century there was a blossoming of academic interest in Afrikaans.
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