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Afrikaans

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English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Afrikaans

Plural
-

Afrikaans

  1. A Germanic language descending from Dutch; the primary language of the descendants of Dutch and other European settlers, as well as many mixed-race (e.g. Rehoboth Basters) living in South Africa and in Namibia. Also, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and until 1990 one of three official languages of Namibia.
  2. A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.

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Adjective

Afrikaans (not comparable)

Positive
Afrikaans

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.

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Afrikaans

Proper noun

Afrikaans

  1. The Afrikaans language.

Dutch

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Etymology

From Afrika, ‘Africa’ + -aans.

Pronunciation

Adjective

Afrikaans, Afrikaanse (no comparative; no superlative)

  1. African

Proper noun

Afrikaans n.

  1. Afrikaans (language)

Usage notes

Because "Afrikaans" is ambiguously "African" as well as referring to the language, Zuid-Afrikaans is often used instead.

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