Just like English, Afrikaans has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Afrikaans word for 'I' is 'ek'.
Afrikaans is spoken by approximately 8 million people in South Africa. It is also spoken by an additional 1.5 million people in Namibia. It developed from the Dutch spoken by settlers in southern Africa in the seventeenth century. Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
Get by in Afrikaans with these basic Afrikaans words & phrases.
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