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Synonyms for Afrikaans

an official language of the Republic of South Africa

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


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Some might say that Stellenbosch University's time has run out, that it needs to change and move forward with the times, but I would argue that perhaps there is greater change and opportunity in being counter-cultural by nurturing an environment of creative thinking and learning in the Afrikaans language.
But despite this difficult chapter in its history, the Afrikaans language has so far managed to survive, and even prosper - even if some in the coloured community have actively chosen to abandon their mother tongue due to its political connotations in favour of English.
the earlier self who once moved with the Afrikaans language around him" (2009: 101).
29) The professor of Greek at the University of Pretoria expressed the wish that every Afrikaner should have the chance to see the performance, while the editorial of the Afrikaans newspaper Die Transvaler on 17 June 1938 praised the "performance of the classic Koning Oidipus by means of which the power of the Afrikaans language to embody and transmit the most moving ideas and thoughts expressed in the ancient and classical languages is proven.
That is the headline of leading South African rugby writer JJ Harmse's latest article in the 'Beeld' newspaper, a national Afrikaans language publication based in Pretoria.
The Afrikaans language evolved as a language of its own from Dutch so that slaves would be able to communicate with the Dutch and between themselves, since they came from a variety of countries and cultures.
JOHANNESBURG The first Afrikaans language Hollywood-style teen comedy/drama, "Bakgat," will be released countrywide in South Africa by distributor Ster Kinekor on April 11.
The South Aft-leans developed their own military slang and terminology, which often came from words in the Afrikaans language.
They retain the Afrikaans language when you might think they would be glad to see the back of it.
The aims of establishing their own publishing company were to give expression to their political beliefs and to promote the use of the Afrikaans language (Muller 1990:53).
The original post-apartheid blue-print for a national curriculum is perhaps best known for its progressive language policy, which upended the apartheid-era Afrikaans language requirements that led to the infamous 1976 Soweto uprising and replaced them with recognition of 11 official languages.
The term Afrikaner was linked to the development of Afrikaner nationalism and pride and to the emerging Afrikaans language, cultural institutions and history as part of a bid to take political and economic power away from the English speaking elite (see Moodie 1978; O'Meara 1983; Hofmeyr 1991).
Hofmeyr, 'Building a nation from words: Afrikaans language, literature and ethnic identity, 1902-1924' in S.
African academics and the ANC government point to them as islands of white privilege hiding behind their Afrikaans language policies as a de facto means of excluding African students.
The entrenchment of the politically inspired Afrikaans language policy in black education proved to be disastrously counterproductive.