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Fanakalo

[fah-nuh-kuh-loh, fah-nuh-kuh-loh] /ˌfɑ nə kəˈloʊ, ˈfɑ nə kəˌloʊ/
noun
1.
a lingua franca based on English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu, used especially in the mines of South Africa.
Also, Fanagalo
[fah-nuh-guh-loh, fah-nuh-guh-loh] /ˌfɑ nə gəˈloʊ, ˈfɑ nə gəˌloʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Fanakalo
1945-1950
1945-50; < Fanakalo (kuluma) fana ga lo (to speak) like this < Zulu
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British Dictionary definitions for fanagalo

Fanagalo

/ˈfænəɡələʊ/
noun
1.
(in South Africa) a Zulu-based pidgin with English and Afrikaans components, esp associated with the mines
Word Origin
C20: from Fanagalo fana go lo, literally: to be like this; compare Zulu fand to be like, ka-lo of this
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