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Definition of the noun afrikaans

What does afrikaans mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Afrikaans: Taal
    • more generic word: Dutch = the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

Definition of the adjective afrikaans

What does afrikaans mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language

Alternative definition of the adjective afrikaans


  1. Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.


"Afrikaans" is a musical album by Elvis Blue.

  • released on
  • award:
    • South African Music Award for Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album nomination for Elvis Blue
    • South African Music Award for Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album, received by Elvis Blue


  1. Afrikaans a.k.a. Afrikaans Language: Afrikaans or is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is an offshoot of several Dutch dialects spoken by the mainly Dutch settlers of what is now South Africa, where it gradually began to develop independently in the course of the 18th century. Hence, historically, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as "Cape Dutch" or "kitchen Dutch".
  2. Afrikaans is a language.
  3. Afrikaans: Oranjerivier-afrikaans er en dialekt av afrikaans som snakkes i området rundt Oranjeelven i Sør-Afrika og sør i Namibia.
  4. Afrikaans: Østgrense-afrikaans er en afrikaans dialekt som snakkes hovedsakelig i Sør-Afrika og Namibia. Dialekten oppstod på grunn av liten kontakt mellom samfunnet ved Kaaps østgrense og andre samfunn. Sammen med dialekten som ble brukt av gruppen kalt voortrekkers er østgrense-afrikaans grunnlaget for målformen afrikaans. Denne dialekten er i bruk i flere av Sør-Afrikas østlige provinser, deriblant Mpumalanga, Gauteng og Limpopo.
  5. Afrikaans: The Western Cape dialect of Afrikaans is a dialect of Afrikaans that seems to have existed prior to the Great Trek, and which most probably influenced the language of the present-day Western Cape region of South Africa.
  6. Afrikaans is an human language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afrikaans

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Google previewAfrikaans-English, English-Afrikaans Dictionary (2001)

by Jan Kromhout

Afrikaans, previously one of the two national languages of South Africa, and now one of eleven, has over 6 million speakers.

Google previewCollins Gem Afrikaans Phrasebook and Dictionary (Collins Gem) (2012)

by Collins Dictionaries

Afrikaans. Most consonantsoundsinAfrikaansareverysimilartothosefound in English, exceptthattherishardandrolled,andthereisasound similar totheScottishorGermanch.MispronouncingAfrikaans vowels will generally not lead to ...

Google previewJuta's Concise Dictionary of Accounting Terms (1996)

by Graham J. Elliott, Graham Elliott, Jeffrey Rowlands

Authors' Preface to Third Edition The third edition of futa's Concise Dictionary of Accounting Terms includes the following additions: o The Afrikaans equivalents of the English terms are included. Definitions remain in English only. For ease of ...

Google previewElgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition (2012)

by J. M. Smits

Afrikaans traditionally has been very influential, but its use is declining. In the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, the legal languages are English and Afrikaans, while the Constitutional Court essentially uses English. By far the greatest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

and literary scholarship traces developments, including the acknowledgement of forgotten women and emerging black Afrikaans authors. Efforts are made to break down the historiographic divide between literatures ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

World 1918–1949 Afrikaans A South African language closely related to Dutch and Flemish. Afrikaners are descendants of original Dutch and French Huguenot settlers. aliyah A Hebrew word meaning migration of Jews to Palestine, mainly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Afrikaans. and. Afrikaner. Nationalism,. Nineteenth. Century. Exactly when Afrikaner nationalism originated has been the subject of debate between traditional Afrikaner historians and more recent commentators. Traditional Afrikaner historians ...

Google previewWebster's New World Dictionary (2003)

by Victoria Neufeldt, Andrew N. Sparks, Webster's New World

adverb Afr African Afrik Afrikaans alt. alternative Am American Amlnd .

Google previewMason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties (2002)

by Valerie Porter

Afrikaans angorahaar: berg: bok: buffel: dal: esel: ass groot: haar: klein: koei: kol: korthoring: mannetjie: melk: noord: oos(te): perd: poenskop: ponie: rooi: skaap: suide: vark: mohair mountain goat buffalo valley large hair small cow spot ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools & Techniques (2008)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Natale allegro Shinnenomedeto Navajo The Netherlands Merry Keshmish Vrolijk kerstfeest Philippines Poland Maligayang Pasko Wesolych Swiat Portugal Romania Russia South Africa (Afrikaans) Spain Sweden Thailand United States UK ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4R1I1K5A1A1N1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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