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List of English words of Afrikaans origin
Words of Afrikaans origin have entered other languages.
- commandeer (verb)
- scoff (as in scoffing food)
- veld (or veldt)
There are almost innumerable borrowings from Afrikaans in South African English, including braai (a shortening of braaivleis, a barbecue), dorp (a small town), kopje (a hillock), kraal (a corruption of the Portuguese curral, an enclosure for cattle), laager (a defensive circle of wagons) and lekker (a slang word for 'nice' or 'good').
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