Oorlams Creole

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Native to South Africa
Native speakers
32,000 (2006)[1]
Afrikaans creole?
  • Oorlans
Language codes
ISO 639-3 oor
Glottolog oorl1238[2]

Oorlams (also: Oorlands, Oorlans) is a dialect of Afrikaans spoken in the Republic of South Africa and Namibia, by the Oorlam people.

It is considered to be either an Afrikaans-based creole language or a dialect of Afrikaans proper.

Oorlams has many elements from Khoi languages.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oorlans at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oorlams". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.