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Afrikaans

noun Af·ri·kaans \ ˌa-fri-ˈkän(t)s , ˌä- , -ˈkänz , ˈa-fri-ˌ , ˈä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Afrikaans

: a language developed from 17th century Dutch that is one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa

Origin and Etymology of afrikaans

borrowed from Afrikaans & Dutch, literally, "of Africa, African," going back to earlier Africaansch, Africaensch, from Latin Āfricānus 2african + Dutch -sch, adjective suffix of appurtenance, going back to Middle Dutch -sc -ish


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Afrikaans

adjective

Definition of Afrikaans

: of or relating to Afrikaners or Afrikaans

Origin and Etymology of afrikaans

borrowed from Afrikaans & Dutch — more at 1afrikaans


AFRIKAANS Defined for English Language Learners

Afrikaans

noun

Definition of Afrikaans for English Language Learners

  • : a language based on Dutch that is spoken in South Africa


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