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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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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.
du Toit wrote this one play only, amidst numerous other publications, and it is clear from all the documents consulted that he wrote it with a clear purpose in mind, namely the propagation of the general idea of Afrikaner nationalism, as well as the particular ideal of the development of the Afrikaans language.
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.
87) In a similar vein with specific reference to the post-war Afrikaans community, Hofmeyr has shown that the vernacularising thrust of the Afrikaans language associations, established in 1905 and 1906, through the efforts of the taalstryders (88) spawned a succession of interconnected organisations which began to link teachers, clerics, small farmers, student organisations, lawyers and journalists into a constituency.
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.
The South Aft-leans developed their own military slang and terminology, which often came from words in the Afrikaans language.
On 16 June 1976, secondary school pupils took to the streets of Soweto, the sprawling black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, protesting against the forceful imposition of the Afrikaans language as a medium of instruction in schools.
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).
A leading Afrikaans language poet and journalist, Antije.
The entrenchment of the politically inspired Afrikaans language policy in black education proved to be disastrously counterproductive.
The Afrikaans language is compared to a hand grenade plucked from the Tree of Knowledge.
The KKNK was set up in 1994 amid concern that the Afrikaans language, culture and arts were starting to wan, with youth, in particular, showing little apparent interest.