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Afrikaans (n.)

"the Germanic language of South Africa, the Dutch language as spoken in South Africa," 1892, from Dutch Afrikaansch "Africanish" (see Afrikander). Also known as South African Dutch.

updated on November 19, 2016

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Definitions of Afrikaans from WordNet
1
Afrikaans (n.)
an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish;
Synonyms: Taal
2
Afrikaans (adj.)
belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language;
Synonyms: Afrikaner
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