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Camtho

A language of South Africa

ISO 639-3cmt

Population  No estimate available.
Region  Soweto, Johannesburg, urban settings.
Alternate names   Iscamtho, Isicamtho
Dialects  A development in the 1980s from the original Tsotsitaal [fly], and sometimes called ‘Tsotsitaal’. Also described as a basically Zulu [zul] or Sotho language with heavy codeswitching and many English and Afrikaans [afr] content morphemes.
Classification  Mixed language, Zulu-Bantu
Language use  Mainly used by young people.
Comments  Second language only.
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