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 an Afrikaans-based creole language by some observers, whereas most Oorlammers themselves would describe their language as being a dialect of Afrikaans proper.
Oorlams has many elements from Khoi languages.
- ↑ Oorlans at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- ↑ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Oorlams". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.