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Generally, most people of Dutch ancestry are called Afrikaners, derived from the language that they speak (Afrikaans) although this is not the only group descended from Dutch ancestry, as many English-speaking South Africans may also have Dutch ancestry.

To complicate it, the immigrants during the Dutch occupation of the Cape included large numbers of people of north German extraction, many French and a scattering of Swiss, Scandinavians and other Europeans. All of these gradually assumed the dominant Dutch language and are now part of South Africa's Afrikaans speaking (and English speaking) population, but were not of Dutch ancestry.

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