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 (ə-zā′nē-ə, ə-zān′yə)
South Africa. In the apartheid era, the term was often used by black African nationalists.

A·za′ni·an adj. & n.


(əˈzɑːnɪə; əˈzɑːnjə)
(Placename) another name for South Africa
[perhaps from Arabic Adzan East Africa]


(əˈzeɪ ni ə, əˈzeɪn yə)

the Republic of South Africa: a designation used by black liberationists.
A•za′ni•an, n., adj.


A black nationalist name for South Africa.
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The Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the School of Humanities in the Sol Plaatje University as well as the Sol Plaatje Municipality are jointly hosting a public lecture to mark forty years since the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and African Studies lecturer at Wits University, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, who died in Kimberley.
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As we waited for the statue of Rhodes to fall, when Bremmer became Azania, the rooms of that building became a teaching ground about ideas in African Renaissance, black consciousness, black empowerment and what a decolonized space would constitute.
They are joined by three Spanish-based players - Azania Stewart, Rachael Vanderwal and Eilidh Simpson.
A proponent of pan-African socialism and black consciousness, Malaika wa Azania is a loud young voice who boldly speaks out about the frustrations of living in South Africa today.
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They renamed the building Azania House (it had been Bremner House)--Azania being the name that the Steve Biko-led Black Consciousness Movement had chosen for South Africa.
106) Hilton summarizes more recent usages and interpretations of the name by African nationalist movements, beginning with a proposal to replace the name South Africa with Azania at the All-African Peoples Conference in Accra in December 1958.
Azania Noah's captivating voice brought de GRISOGONO's show to a sensual close by featuring the Goldeneye theme in a jazzy style.
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