Coloureds

Coloureds

About Coloureds

In Southern Africa Cape Coloureds is the name given to an ethnic group composed primarily of persons of mixed race. Although Cape Coloureds form a minority group within South Africa, they are the predominant population group in the Western Cape. They are generally bilingual, though some speak only Afrikaans, and others primarily speak English. Some Cape Coloureds may 'code switch', speaking a patois of Afrikaans and English called Kaapse Afrikaans. Cape Coloureds were defined under the apartheid regime as a subset of the larger Coloured race group,