Afrikaans Language Monument - Gabbema Doordrift Street, Paarl, South Africa

There are 11 official languages spoken in South Africa, but Afrikaans, which originated as a Dutch dialect, is one of the most used of all. A monument was built to the language and the three, convex mounds of the monument relate to the role played by African tongues. The soaring obelisk was inspired by author C.J. Langenhoven, who called the language a “rapidly ascending curve.” This is believed to be the only monument to a language anywhere in the world.