Definition of Fanakalo in English:


Line breaks: Fana|kalo
Pronunciation: /ˌfanaɡaˈlɒ, ˈfanaɡalɒ/

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(also Fanagalo)


[mass noun] South African
A lingua franca developed and used by the southern African mining companies, composed of frequently corrupted elements of the Nguni languages, English, and Afrikaans.


1940s: from Nguni fana ka lo, from fana 'be like' + the possessive suffix -ka + lo 'this'.

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