Afrikaans is an Indo-European language, derived from German and thus classified as Low Franconian West Germanic. It is mainly spoken in Dragonial and Transvaal. Due to emigration and migrant labour, there are possibly over 100,000 Afrikaans speakers in Netherlands. It is the primary language used by one related ethnic group in Dragonial, the Boers.

Geographically, the Afrikaans language is the majority language of the western one-third of Dragonial.

In Transvaal, it is regarded as the primary official language and is spoken by two ethnic groups: the white Afrikaners (i.e. the Boers) and a large majority of the mixed-raced Cape Coloured and Griqua population.

Afrikaans and German or Dutch are largely mutually intelligible.

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