from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A language that developed from 17th-century Dutch and is an official language of South Africa. Also called Taal2.
- adj. Of or relating to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.
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- proper n. A Germanic language descending from Dutch; the primary language of the descendants of Dutch and other European settlers, as well as many mixed-race (e.g. Rehoboth Basters) living in South Africa and in Namibia. Also, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and until 1990 one of three official languages of Namibia.
- proper n. A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
- adj. belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language
A South African sausage, pronounced "boor-ah-vorse" which in Afrikaans translates as "Farmer Sausage".
In South Africa, approximately 3,000 demonstrators held a peaceful protest, blocking the street in front to Egypt's embassy and shouting "out with Mubarak" in English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Arabic.
So much Afrikaans is used to such good effect that you need the dictionary at the end.
Mandela smiled and laughed as he inspected the cards and was read messages in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa from children all over South
Speaking in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa, she told delegates that the fight against crime was the first priority but also highlighted the HIV and Aids pandemic and education as some of the priorities she would be focusing on.
Sign (close-up): "Afrikaans is sign of Oppression."
Orlando West school entrance with sign: "Afrikaans is sign of oppression."
Because Afrikaans is a pure South African language. 31
"Afrikaans is not an international language," one of them read. 117 Tebello Motapanyane addressed the students and told them by which route they were to march to Orlando West school grounds.
Orlando West School Entrance With 'Afrikaans is sign of oppression.'