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Afrikaans Language Monument


The Afrikaans Language Monument is located on a hill overlooking Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Officially opened on 10 October 1975, it commemorates the semicentenary of Afrikaans being declared an official language of South Africa separate from Dutch. Also, it was erected on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners in Paarl, the organization that helped strengthen Afrikaners' identity and pride in their language.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998)

by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones

The Afrikaans language monument on the slope of Paarl mountain, designed by Jan van Wijk, celebrates the history, independence and vigor of the Afrikaans language. In the distance are three columns of unequal height, which represent the ...

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