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Afrikaans

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noun Af·ri·kaans \ˌa-fri-ˈkän(t)s, ˌä-, -ˈkänz, ˈa-fri-ˌ, ˈä-\

Definition of Afrikaans

  1. :  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

Afrikaans, from afrikaans, adjective, African, from obsolete Afrikaans afrikanisch, ultimately from Latin africanus


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Afrikaans

adjective Af·ri·kaans

Definition of Afrikaans

  1. :  of or relating to Afrikaners or Afrikaans

First Known Use of afrikaans

1914


AFRIKAANS Defined for English Language Learners

Afrikaans

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Definition of Afrikaans for English Language Learners

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


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