Story: South Africans

Children listen to an Afrikaans story

Children listen to an Afrikaans story

The Afrikaner community is endeavouring to keep the Afrikaans language alive in New Zealand by teaching it to their children, such as these at Auckland’s East Coast Bays Library. In the early 2000s, Afrikaans was the second most common language after English in some parts of Auckland’s North Shore.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 7 July 2003
Photograph by Brett Phibbs

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Carl Walrond, 'South Africans - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015