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[mass noun] The Afrikaans language from the 17th to the 19th centuries, during its development from Dutch.
- ‘Meerkat is a South African Dutch word meaning ‘lake cat’ since Meerkats are often found near stretches of water.’
Relating to Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.
- ‘The Cape Malays, who concentrated in the Cape Town area, were in great demand as cooks in South African Dutch homes in the 17th century.’
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