Haai - Hello in Afrikaans
Haai is a common greeting in South Africa. We present to you some interesting information about South Africa.
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Did you know that Afrikaans is a West Germanic-based Creole language spoken in South Africa? Although Afrikaans has adopted words from other languages, including German and the Khoisan languages, an estimated study says about 90 to 95% of the vocabulary of Afrikaans is of Dutch origin. It is the world's 23rd most populous country and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometers (471,445 square miles) with more than 60 million people.
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South Africa accounts for ssome historical importance as it includes some of the oldest archaeological and human fossil sites in the world. Archaeologists have recovered extensive fossil remains from a series of caves in Gauteng Province. The area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been branded "the Cradle of Humankind"
South Africa, often referred to as a world in one country, let us find out why? Known for its beaches, mountains, and savannas, it's a very popular place for tourists to visit. Its most popular tourist attraction is probably Durban, a huge Indian-influenced harbor city, and a popular surfing spot. With warm beaches, safaris, and botanical gardens, it's a place you definitely don't want to miss.
South Africa is the world's biggest producer of gold, platinum, chromium, vanadium, manganese, and alumino-silicates.
If you know more fascinating facts about Afrikaans, please do share with us.