<Confused Pedant mode> I thought the Malays were exiled from Oud Batavia* because they were shit-stirring. The Cape was as far away from Mother Holland as it was from the colonies, so was an ideal drop-off spot. The work on farms was co-incidental.Indo? If so it's quite interesting that it may have been adopted by Afrikaans from Malay/Indos brought in by the Dutch to work the farms.
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