The Oxford English Dictionary Added 24 South African Words.


The Oxford English Dictionary Added 24 South African Words.

 

The Oxford English Dictionary made a handful of South African additions at the end of 2018. The local words include a variety of ‘borrowing’ from many languages widely spoken in the country.

A post on their site details the new additions to the Dictionary and can be read in full right here. Check out the newly added words below and read more local content here.

New South African additions to The Oxford English Dictionary include:

amakhosi
bunny chow
deurmekaar
district surgeon
dwaal
eina
gumboot dance
howzit
ingcibi
ja
ja well no fine
kasi
kif
Mzansi
sakkie-sakkie
sarmie
shackland
skedonk
spaza
tickey box
traditional healer
ubuntu
voetstoots
Wine of Origin

 


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