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While English is widely spoken by almost everyone in South Africa it is their second language. As a result many South Africans speak English with an accent. However the accents vary depending on what their 1st language is. Afrikaans speaking South Africans speak English with an Afrikaans accent.What is the native language of South Africa?
Today, English is the country's lingua franca, and the primary language of South Africa's Asian people, although many also retain their languages of origin. South African English is an established and unique dialect, with strong influences from Afrikaans and the country's many African languages.