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EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans, from Dutch vaal (pale/cloudy) + japie (Jack or Jim)

NounEdit

vaaljapie (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Very raw young wine, usually with sediment.

In the olden days the workers were paid with 25 liter of Vaaljapie. The equivalent of about 2 euros.