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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

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Afrikaans

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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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