Afrikaans

Afrikaans

[af-ri-kahns, -kahnz]
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
2.
of or pertaining to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Dutch, equivalent to Afrikaan native of Africa + -s -ish1

Africans, Afrikaans.
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Afrikaans (ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns, -ˈkɑːnz)
 
n
Sometimes called: South African Dutch one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa, closely related to Dutch
 
[C20: from Dutch: African]

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Afrikaans
"the Du. language as spoken in S.Africa," 1900, from Du. Afrikaansch "Africanish" (see Afrikander).
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