Afrikaans

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

A plaque written in Afrikaans.

Proper noun[edit]

Afrikaans

  1. 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.
  2. A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.

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Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

Afrikaans ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Wiktionary
Afrikaans edition of Wiktionary

Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Afrikaans ‎(attributive Afrikaanse, not comparable)

  1. Afrikaans, relating to Afrikaans
  2. African, relating to Africans

Proper noun[edit]

Afrikaans

  1. the Afrikaans language.

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaan +‎ -s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Afri‧kaans

Adjective[edit]

Afrikaans ‎(comparative Afrikaanser, superlative meest Afrikaans or Afrikaanst)

  1. African

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Afrikaans
uninflected Afrikaans
inflected Afrikaanse
comparative Afrikaanser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial Afrikaans Afrikaanser het Afrikaanst
het Afrikaanste
indefinite m./f. sing. Afrikaanse Afrikaansere Afrikaanste
n. sing. Afrikaans Afrikaanser Afrikaanste
plural Afrikaanse Afrikaansere Afrikaanste
definite Afrikaanse Afrikaansere Afrikaanste
partitive Afrikaans Afrikaansers

Proper noun[edit]

Afrikaans n

  1. Afrikaans (language)

Usage notes[edit]

Because "Afrikaans" is ambiguously "African" as well as referring to the language, Zuid-Afrikaans is often used instead.

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia de

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans and/or Dutch Afrikaans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈafʁiˌkaːns/, /ˌafʁiˈkaːns/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Afrikaans n ‎(genitive Afrikaans)

  1. Afrikaans (language)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word can be used with or without a definite article: (Das) Afrikaans ist eine germanische Sprache. (“Afrikaans is a Germanic language.”) The form with no article is generally more common, but the article is necessary in the genitive case (die Grammatik des Afrikaans) and with the preposition in (die Pluralbildung im Afrikaans).

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Afrikaans.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Afrikaans

  1. Afrikaans (language)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Afrikaans

  1. Afrikaans (of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language)