Afrikaans



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.
of or relating to Afrikaans or Afrikaners.
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At the beginning of 2014, there were editions in 287 lan­guages, ranging from Afrikaans to Žemaitška.
You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story Walter Isaacson October 18, 2014

noun
one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa, closely related to Dutch Sometimes called South African Dutch
n.

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

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