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Fanakalo

[ fah-nuh-kuh-loh, fah-nuh-kuh-loh ]
/ ˌfɑ nə kəˈloʊ, ˈfɑ nə kəˌloʊ /
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noun
a lingua franca based on English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu, used especially in the mines of South Africa.
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Also Fa·na·ga·lo [fah-nuh-guh-loh, fah-nuh-guh-loh]. /ˌfɑ nə gəˈloʊ, ˈfɑ nə gəˌloʊ/.

Origin of Fanakalo

1945–50; <Fanakalo (kuluma) fana ga lo (to speak) like this <Zulu

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