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This beautiful name can be either Xhosa or Arabic:

In South Africa, this Xhosa name is bestowed upon the show-stoppers of this world. Its translation is "arrived" and conceptually signifies the long-anticpipated arrival of a blessing to this world. It is true that like most African names, the name speaks true to your charactar.

The name Afika homophonically also exists as an Arabic name which translated to the embodiment of grace and generosity.

In summary, it is clear to see that people with the name Afika tend to be a source of warmth and goood energy which draws a lot of people. Life can never go wrong with an Afika by your side!
My friend 'Afika truly has the best name in the word
by Xhosa.Queen November 22, 2021
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In South Africa, this is the term used to reference women as it is equivalent of 'chick'. This slang is often used in South African languages and can reference either the main or side chick 👀

(Please note that some women don't take kindly to the word as it gives objectified women vibes)
Xhosa: iCherry yam iyandiphambanisa

English: My cherry drives me crazy
by Xhosa.Queen November 22, 2021
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Translated from Afrikaans, this means "Thief/Thug language" in other words it is simply "slang" as it implies a colloquial manner of speaking.

Often used in townships and communities of colour, tsotsi taal is a unique way in which South Africans have incorporated many languages into their everyday slang. There are variants as per region/language groups but this way of speaking is often very swag and shows off the diverse influence South Africa has.
'Ola, hoe zit?' *pronounced: Who Zet*

(Some would rather say 'Ola, howzit). The meaning is: Hello, how's it going? Although South Africa doesn't have Spanish roots- this is an example of how South Africans can adopt literally any word into their slang.

"Ek se!" This is another way of saying hello or what's up. Sometimes it can be used as a reaction to something shocking/surprising. The direct Afrikaans translation is "I say"

Examples of tsotsi taal include:
-klipa/klipper: refers to money in hundreds (5 klipa= R500)
-dingus: refers to a thing/thingy

-acus/atshus: a friend/ homie
-bhudda: equivalent of dude

-lightie/lighty: refers to a young person

-oke(s): equivalent of dude
by Xhosa.Queen November 22, 2021
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