Namlish

  • namlish (a portmanteau of the words namibian and english) is a form of english spoken in namibia.[1] the term was first recorded in 1991.[2]

    english is the country's official language since independence in 1990. because it is the second or third language for the majority of the namibians, local usage can vary significantly from usage elsewhere in the english-speaking world. namibian english, or namlish, shares many similarities with south african english, having been influenced both by afrikaans and indigenous african languages.

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Namlish (a portmanteau of the words Namibian and English) is a form of English spoken in Namibia.[1] The term was first recorded in 1991.[2]

English is the country's official language since independence in 1990. Because it is the second or third language for the majority of the Namibians, local usage can vary significantly from usage elsewhere in the English-speaking world. Namibian English, or Namlish, shares many similarities with South African English, having been influenced both by Afrikaans and indigenous African languages.