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Afrikaans is primarily spoken in South Africa and Namibia; there are approximately 9 million speakers currently. The language is a West-Germanic language derived from 17th Century Dutch. While Dutch and Afrikaans are quite similar, linguistically, they are separate languages. Along with English, Afrikaans is one of two Indo-European languages among the South Africa's many official languages. 

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The Afrikaans Potter translations were published by Human & Rousseau. Books 1 - 5 were translated by Janie Oosthuysen and book 6 and 7 were translated by Kobus Geldenhuys.  Only a few print runs of the book were produced. Moreover, I've heard from Afrikaans speakers that the translation wasn't very well done, making the book not so popular. Today, the books are out of print and quickly becoming harder to find, even in South Africa, as the Harry Potter translation collectorship continues to grow. I am only aware of these books being published in softcover - if you know a hardcover edition, please let me know.

Harry Potter en die Towenaar se Steen

ISBN: 0798140232

Afrikaans translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; Harry Potter en die Towenaar se Steen

...en die Kamer van Geheimenisse

ISBN: 0798140240

Afrikaans translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter en die Kamer van Geheimenisse

...en die Gevangene van Azkaban

ISBN: 0798140836

Afrikaans translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter en die Gevangene van Azkaban

...en die Beker Vol Vuur

...en die Orde van die Feniks

...en die Halfbloed Prins

...en die Skatte van die Dood

ISBN: 0798141034

Afrikaans translation of Harry Potter and th Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter en die Beker Vol Vuur

ISBN: 0798143789

Afrikaans Translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Harry Potter en die Orde van die Feniks

ISBN: 0798146184


ISBN: 9780798149167

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