An official language of South Africa, developed from 17th-cent. Dutch.
Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.
A Germaniclanguagedescending 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.
A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.
A language that developed from 17th-century Dutch and is an official language of South Africa.
Origin of afrikaans
Afrikaans from Dutch AfrikaanschAfricanfrom Latin ĀfricānusAfrikaner
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Afrikaans Sentence Examples
Includes both Dutch language literature from the Netherlands and her colonies, Belgium and her colonies, France and foreign Dutch immigrant populations including Afrikaners before Afrikaans became standardised.
Its name, which means ' Dragon Mountains ' in Afrikaans, stems from the jagged backbone of saw-toothed peaks.
Afrikaans music is primarily the domain of Dutch settlers.
It draws inspiration from Dutch, French and German folk music, though American folk and country music also influenced Afrikaans musicians.
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