Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Official Languages

I knew that South Africa has three different capital cities, but until today I didn't know it has eleven official languages. This BBC documentary shows the importance, political divisiveness and difficulties involved in maintaining different languages in a single country. Part 3 includes a very interesting discussion of the origins of the Afrikaans language and its future in post-apartheid South Africa:

part 1
part 2
part 3

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