afrikaans afrikaans  /ˌæf rə ˈkɑnz/


  1. (n) an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
  2. (adj) belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language


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  1. Google Drive Gets 18 New Languages

    Google has added support for 18 new languages to its Google Drive web app suite. Besides Drive itself, this includes Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The newly supported languages are Afrikaans, Amharic, Basque, Chinese (Hong Kong), Estonian, French (Canada), Galician, Icelandic, Khmer, Lao, Malaysian, Nepali, Persian, Sinhalese, Spanish (Latin America), Swahili, Urdu and Zulu With these 18 ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages

    Google announced today that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include: Afrikaans Amharic Basque Chinese (Hong Kong) Estonian French (Canada) Galician Icelandic Khmer Lao Malaysian Nepali Persian Sinhalese Spanish (Latin America) Swahili …
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. Challenge to elite South African schools that segregate by language

    Courts will decide whether Fochville High can offer instruction only in Afrikaans, which blacks mostly do not speak.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. "I am from the old Natal where there is no Afrikaans," Zuma said apologetically.
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Jacob Zuma Source: Independent Online

  2. "I find the systematic erosion of the rights and claims of Afrikaans, as established in the Constitution, unacceptable," De Klerk said.
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: FW de Klerk Source: Independent Online

  3. "We have 11 different official languages but only one word for the wonderful institution of braai: in Xhosa, English, Afrikaans, whatever," said Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1984 for his anti-apartheid struggle.
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Washington Post

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