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Af·ri·kaans

 (ăf′rĭ-käns′, -känz′)
n.
A language that developed from 17th-century Dutch and is an official language of South Africa. Also called Taal.
adj.
Of or relating to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch Afrikaansch, African, from Latin Āfricānus; see Afrikaner.]

Afrikaans

(ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns; -ˈkɑːnz)
n
(Languages) one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa, closely related to Dutch. Sometimes called: South African Dutch
[C20: from Dutch: African]

Af•ri•kaans

(ˌæf rɪˈkɑns, -ˈkɑnz)

n.
1. an official language of the Republic of South Africa, developed from the language of 17th-century Dutch settlers.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.
[1895–1900; < Dutch, =Afrikaan native of Africa + -s -ish1]

Afrikaans

A South African language closely related to Dutch and Flemish. Afrikaners are descendants of original Dutch and French Huguenot settlers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afrikaans - an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
Dutch - the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
Adj.1.Afrikaans - belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their languageAfrikaans - belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language; "an Afrikaans couple"; "Afrikaner support"
Translations
Afrikaans
اللغة الأفريكانيةلغة أفريكانية
afrikaans
afrikánštinaAfrikánecafrikánský
afrikaans
Afrikansa lingvo
afrikaani keelbuuri keel
زبان آفریکانززبان آفریکانس
afrikaanskielinenafrikaaneri
אפריקאנס
अफ़्रीकी
afrikaansafrikanski jezikjužnoafričko-holandski
afrikaans
afrikaans
bahasa Afrikaans
afríkaansafríkanska
アフリカーンス語
아프리칸스어
lingua
afrikanerių kalbaafrikanųafrikanų kalbabūrų kalba
ആഫ്രിക്കാന്‍സ്
afrikaans
afrikánčinaAfrikánecafrikánsky
afrikaansafrikanščina
afrikansafrikanskiафрикансафрикански
afrikaans
ชื่อภาษาราชการของแอฟริกาใต้
AfrikaansAfrikancaAfrikaner
افریکانایفریکانایفریکانزایفریکانس
Afrikaanstiếng Afrikaanstiếng Hà lan ở Kếptiếng Nam Phi

Afrikaans

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Afrikaans

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Afrikaans

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Afrikaans

[ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnz] nafrikaans m

Afrikaans

اللغة الأفريكانية afrikánština afrikaans Afrikaans Αφρικάανς afrikaans, afrikáans afrikaans afrikaans južnoafričko-holandski afrikaans アフリカーンス語 아프리칸스어 Zuid-Afrikaans afrikaans język afrykanerski africânder, africâner африкаанс afrikaans ชื่อภาษาราชการของแอฟริกาใต้ Afrikaans tiếng Nam Phi 南非荷兰语
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The initial plot of Kees van die Kalahari was done in English by George, then expanded and retold in Afrikaans by Sam.
The channel is dedicated to Afrikaans soap operas, children's programmes, as well as lifestyle and entertainment news.
Magubane, the young black woman who speaks Afrikaans, leads a life that would have been unimaginable under apartheid: A third of her friends are white, and she calls her white choir leader "Tanni Christine" ("Auntie Christine" in Afrikaans).
The point is that Afrikaans eventually emerged as a language independent from Dutch, with which it still shares about 85% of its vocabulary, mainly through the interaction of the settlers, their slaves and the native KhoiKhoi.
In 'n soeke na die wortels van Afrikaans het vroee taalkundiges op die raakpunte tussen Afrikaans en Nederlands gefokus.
UFS, founded at the same time, was the first South African university to conduct classes in Afrikaans, the Dutch dialect the Afrikaners proudly formalized as part of their new Africa-based ethnicity.
She provides links to the Afrikaans text by inserting the page numbers of the original in square brackets.
In her first young adult novel, Brenda Hammond beautifully depicts the growth of a naive 17-year-old girl, who has never doubted the Afrikaans values of her family, into a young woman who questions everything she's ever held dear.
Whilst du Toit's play is scarcely known or remembered by contemporary Afrikaans audiences and is relegated to the annals of South African/Afrikaans theatre history, Opperman's play is well known, has received the most prestigious Afrikaans (literary) award (namely the Hertzog Prize) and is today widely studied by students, scholars and researchers.
The day began with a march by 10,000 students carrying banners and slogans, saying Down with Afrikaans and Viva Azania (the name given to South Africa by black nationalists).
In southern Africa medicine cannot be taught in indigenous languages (apart from Afrikaans if also classified as indigenous), as there has been neglect of the development of such technical language.
It is precisely this power shift that has forced the Afrikaans speakers to redefine themselves in relation to this new world and divorce the idea of Afrikaans speaking people from the racial connotations that are the legacy of apartheid.