afrikaans


afrikaans

noun

  1. Also called the Taal. an official language of South Africa, developed out of the speech of 17th-century settlers from Holland and still very like Dutch.

adjective

  1. of or relating to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.

noun

  1. one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa, closely related to DutchSometimes called: South African Dutch
n.

“the Dutch language as spoken in South Africa,” 1892, from Dutch Afrikaansch “Africanish” (see Afrikander).

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