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Langues et cultures régionales et minoritaires

Jan 2019

Regional and minority languages

Language and identity: lessons from a unique Afrikaans community in Patagonia

Source: The Conversation, January 8, 2019 The Patagonian desert in southern Argentina is a harsh environment. Little seems to thrive on its seemingly endless red plains and parched land. Yet in this unlikely place there is a unique bilingual community. It’s made up of the Afrikaans and Spanish-speaking descendants of the about 650 South African Boers, who came to Patagonia in the first decade...

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